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Table 5 Seasonal profile of bioconcentration factors (C [P.laevis] / C [barbel tissue]) for P. laevis calculated with respect to different host tissues

From: Seasonal profile of metal accumulation in the acanthocephalan Pomphorhynchus laevis: a valuable tool to study infection dynamics and implications for metal monitoring

Element/Season Tissue Spring Summer Autumn
As Muscle 3.8 4.8 10.3
  Intestine 2.1 2.9 4.2
  Liver 1.6 1.9 3.4
Cd Muscle 103.3 132.7 116.7
  Intestine 10.1 11.7 18.3
  Liver 15.3 16.0 16.8
Co Muscle 4.4 5.7 8.3
  Intestine 0.5 0.6 0.7
  Liver 1.9 2.3 2.8
Cu Muscle 50.7 33.9 77.2
  Intestine 10.0 11.1 12.4
  Liver 4.4 4.0 6.6
Fe Muscle 5.8 4.0 3.8
  Intestine 0.9 0.6 0.3
  Liver 1.1 0.5 0.6
Mn Muscle 12.8 21.9 20.0
  Intestine 1.1 1.0 0.6
  Liver 3.7 5.1 6.2
Mo Muscle 7.0 5.9 5.0
  Intestine 0.8 1.6 1.2
  Liver 0.2 0.4 0.3
Ni Muscle 2.2 0.8 1.9
  Intestine 1.7 0.2 0.4
  Liver 8.3 2.6 2.1
Pb Muscle 1,194.4 1,250.0 794.4
  Intestine 78.1 42.2 20.2
  Liver 211.3 151.1 158.1
V Muscle 2.0 2.8 5.2
  Intestine 0.5 0.3 0.3
  Liver 0.6 0.6 1.1
Zn Muscle 13.6 7.3 24.9
  Intestine 5.6 3.3 9.0
  Liver 3.4 1.8 5.1