International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 10 (2013) pp. 207-214
Total Lipids and Total Protein in two Mollusca Species as Environmental Biomarker of Pollution in Euphrates River, Iraq
Jasim Mohammed Salman* and Ahmed Jouda Nasar
Environmental Research Center, University of Babylon, Babil, Iraq
The current study was achieved by measure the total lipids and total protein concentrations in two species of Mollusca (Unio tigridis and Viviparus bengalensis), and determine the relation between the water temperature, air temperature and total concentrations of lipids and protein.The total lipid concentration in (Unio tigridis and Viviparus bengalensis) were ranged between (39.23 - 25.83%),(22.66 - 16.89 %)respectively. While the concentration of total protein were ranged between(6.59-3.89 Mg/g), (9.74-4.95 Mg/g) respectively. The results were showed a positive correlation between air temperature , water temperature and the concentration of total lipids and total protein.
Mollusca; Total lipids; Total Proteins; Environmetal biomarker; Euphrates river.