Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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CHANGES IN THE BASIC MORPHOPHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS IN THE POPULATIONS OF PELOPHYLAX RIDIBUNDUS (AMPHIBIA: RANIDAE) FROM ANTHROPOGENICALLY POLLUTED BIOTOPES IN SOUTHERN BULGARIA. PART 1
Zh. M. Zhelev, G. S. Popgeorgiev, N. H. Mehterov
Abstract: This study was conducted with the purpose to assess the condition of some vital organs (heart, spleen, kidney and gonads) of Pelophylax ridibundus populations that live in conditions of anthropogenic pollution in biotopes in southern Bulgaria, through analysing their relative weights: cardiosomatic index (CSI), spleenosomatic index (SSI), renosomatic index (RSI) and gonadоsomatic index (GSI). Populations from three biotopes were investigated: a relatively clean biotope (the control) and two polluted biotopes (with domestic sewage pollution and heavy metal pollution). We found that in both sexes, in conditions of pollution, the relative weight of the heart, spleen and kidney increased. In the population from biotope with heavy metal pollution, the relative weight of gonads was bigger.
Keywords: anthropogenic pollution; cardiosomatic index; gonadоsomatic index; Pelophylax ridibundus; renosomatic index; spleenоsomatic index
Date published: 2017-10-12
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