Histopathological Changes of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) after Exposing Sublethal Composite Nitrogen Fertilizers

ALTINOK İ., ÇAPKIN E., Birincioglu S.

International Symposium on Environmental Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 2 - 05 June 2009, pp.217-218 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Shanghai
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-218
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Subchronic toxicity of composite inorganic fertilizers such as ammonium sulfate, composite fertilizer 15-15-15, and composite fertilizer 25-5-10 on the skin, liver, kidney, pancreas, digestive system and gills of the juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) was studied in two weeks toxicity tests under static-renewal test conditions. Histological lesions were observed in skin, liver, kidney, pancreas, stomach, and gills of the fish. In order, the most effected organs were skin, liver, and kidney.