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Table 3 Bioconcentration factors C [parasite] / C [barbel tissue] for Pomphorhynchus laevis and Eustrongylides sp. calculated with respect to different host tissues and ratios C [ Eustrongylides sp.] / C [ P. laevis ]

From: Comparison of the metal accumulation capacity between the acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus laevis and larval nematodes of the genus Eustrongylides sp. infecting barbel (Barbus barbus)

  P. laevis C[P.laevis]/ C[Organ] ± SD Eustrongylides sp. C[Eustrongylides sp.]/ C[Organ] ± SD C[Eustrongylides sp.]/ C[P. laevis] ± SD
  Muscle Intestine Liver Muscle Intestine Liver  
As 7.6 (± 7.4) 3.3 (± 3.6) 4.5 (± 4.9) 3.0 (± 2.1) 1.0 (± 0.6) 2.0 (± 2.2) 0.6 (± 0.6)
Cd 90.3 (± 121.6) 15. 6 (± 13.3) 14.1 (± 10.7) 1.3 (± 0.8) 0.3 (± 0.2) 0.3 (± 0.2) 0.04 (± 0.04)
Co 5.3 (± 3.8) 1.2 (± 0.7) 1.6 (± 0.8) 24.1 (± 12.1) 6.6 (± 5.2) 8.3 (± 2.9) 5.8 (± 3.8)
Cu 26.0 (± 26.5) 11.0 (± 10.2) 4.5 (± 6.5) 122.9 (± 71.0) 48.3 (± 22.6) 20.7 (± 17.8) 6.9 (± 5.2)
Fe 3.3 (± 2.8) 0.8 (± 0.4) 0.7 (± 0.6) 14.3 (± 7.7) 3.8 (± 2.1) 2.9 (± 1.7) 4.8 (± 2.0)
Mn 20.6 (± 18.5) 3.9 (± 4.5) 7.1 (± 4.1) 2.2 (± 1.3) 0.4 (± 0.3) 1.0 (± 0.7) 0.2 (± 0.1)
Pb 337 (± 401) 36.8 (± 27.6) 142 (± 133) 9.4 (± 12.5) 1.4 (± 1.8) 4.5 (± 4.6) 0.04 (± 0.03)
Se 2.5 (± 1.5) 1.2 (± 0.5) 0.8 (± 0.4) 7.1 (± 4.9) 3.4 (± 1.9) 2.1 (± 1.0) 2.9 (± 1.2)
Sn n.d. n.d. n.d. 54.5 (± 93.4) 22.1 (± 23.3) 9.1 (± 8.5) n.d.
V 2.0 (± 1.7) 0.6 (± 0.3) 0.3 (± 0.2) 3.6 (± 3.1) 1.0 (± 0.6) 0.5 (± 0.3) 1.8 (± 1.1)
Zn 10.3 (± 4.7) 4.0 (± 1.8) 3.6 (± 2.6) 11.6 (± 6.1) 4.5 (± 1.7) 3.6 (± 2.7) 1.2 (± 0.6)
  1. n.d. : not determined as the concentration in the parasite was below or around the detection limit.