A preliminary study on certain trace metals in some plant and animal organisms from mangroves of Sundarbans, India

C. Chakrabarti, S.K. Kundu, P.B. Ghosh, A. Choudhury


The distribution of some trace metals in the mangrove flora and fauna of Sundarbans have been studied. Among the metals, Zn showed higher values in all the species of plant and animals followed by Cu and Pb. The most dominant plant of the system Avicennia marina contained significant amount of Zn in leaves than in other plant parts. Muscles of edible fishes showed Hg content higher than the permissible limit


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