The effects of zinc pyrithione on total hemocyte counts of mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819)

Katalay S., Ayhan M. M. , GÜNAL A. Ç.

SU URUNLERI DERGISI, vol.36, no.2, pp.185-189, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.12714/egejfas.2019.36.2.11
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-189
  • Keywords: Zinc pyrithion, antifouling, Mytilus galloprovincialis, hemocyte, MARINE MUSSEL, TOXICITY, OYSTER, IMMUNOMODULATION, HEMOLYMPH, RESPONSES
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the effect of Mediterranean mussels (Mytilusgalloprovincialis) which accumulate contaminants in the marine environment exposed to 20 and 40 mu g/Lsublethal zinc pyrithion (ZnPT) at high levels for 48 and 96 hours on total hemocyte counts was determined. Total hemocyte count is a good bioindicator to assess the effects of environmental pollutants. It was determined that total hemocyte counts were increased in mussels exposed to zinc pyrithione when compared to the control group (p<0.05). It has been found that this substance, which has different usage areas and contaminate aquatic environment, negatively effect the mussels even in low concentrations.