Niger state (Health) heavy metals

Shiroro Lake in Nigeria is an important waterbody that is currently witnessing pollution from several sources.

In this study, deformities were screened in Chironomidae (Diptera) as bioindicators of heavy metals pollution in Shiroro Lake.

Mouth deformity increased with increase in the levels of heavy metals in the sediment.

Elevated incidences of deformity were recorded in Chironomus spp larvae as compared to other genera.

It is clearly more effective to sample in the dry season than the wet season as this is the period with very high incidence of mouth deformity.

Mouthpart deformities in Chironomidae (Diptera) as bioindicators of heavy metals pollution in Shiroro Lake, Niger State, Nigeria

Francis O.ArimoroaAdamu Z.Mohammed

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651317307443

Advertisements


Categories: Research development

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: