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Table 1 Accumulation factor (AF) over time in liver, kidney, spleen, intestine, gill, and muscle tissues of mullet, M. cephalus (mean ± S.E.), exposed to the different concentrations

From: Bioaccumulation, alterations of metallothionein, and antioxidant enzymes in the mullet Mugil cephalus exposed to hexavalent chromium

Tissue Hexavalent chromium (μg L−1)
25 50 100 200 400
2 weeks
 Liver 3.56 ± 0.99 2.88 ± 0.49 2.09 ± .0.54 1.885 ± 0.32 1.58 ± 0.25
 Kidney 2.52 ± 0.94 3.80 ± 0.12 6.20 ± 0.15 6.22 ± 0.02 4.43 ± 0.25
 Spleen 0.08 ± 0.01 0.26 ± 0.05 0.01 ± 0.06 1.04 ± 0.05 0.98 ± 0.05
 Intestine 0.24 ± 0.43 0.44 ± 0.30 0.31 ± 0.01 0.45 ± 0.02 2.79 ± 0.54
 Gill 0.04 ± 0.01 0.08 ± 0.05 0.69 ± 0.01 2.03 ± 0.07 2.74 ± 0.34
 Muscle 0.31 ± 0.03 0.44 ± 0.08 0.39 ± 0.19 0.05 ± 0.00 0.39 ± 0.04
4 weeks
 Liver 3.66 ± 0.01 4.30 ± 0.29 2.11 ± 0.64 2.47 ± 0.13 2.49 ± 0.47
 Kidney 2.57 ± 0.02 8.78 ± 0.34 8.68 ± 0.93 6.92 ± 0.07 4.44 ± 0.41
 Spleen 0.88 ± 0.03 5.58 ± 0.01 4.78 ± 0.81 4.35 ± 0.15 2.20 ± 0.38
 Intestine 0.72 ± 0.09 1.64 ± 0.12 1.69 ± 0.51 4.98 ± 0.28 3.74 ± 0.85
 Gill 0.58 ± 0.19 11.84 ± 0.20 6.96 ± 0.51 4.64 ± 0.21 3.90 ± 0.56
 Muscle 0.06 ± 0.03 1.88 ± 0.03 1.31 ± 0.08 0.49 ± 0.03 0.44 ± 0.03