Heavy element accumulation in some Agabus species (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) from different provinces of Turkey

Abstract : 

During 2007 and 2008, Agabus spp. (Dytiscidae) were collected and heavy element content of the insects were evaluated. Heavy element concentrations were analyzed by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) spectroscopy. In this study sixteen heavy element (Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Br, Rb, Sr, Pb) were measured for heavy element pollution in different city (Afyon, Denizli, K�tahya, Uşak) of Turkey. According to the results insects are able to accumulate these elements in certain concentrations


Keyword : 

Bioaccumulation, Dytiscidae, Agabus, EDXRF, heavy element, Turkey


Author(s) : , Z. Aydoğan, Ü. İncekara, M. Darılmaz, A. Gürol
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