Seasonal Bioaccumulation of Copper in Guppy, Poecilia reticulata (Peters) with Characterization of the Hydrophobic Fraction of Its Octanol - Water Emulsion

  • Rachelle C. Cañete Chemistry Analytical and EnvironmentaL Section II (ChAnELS II), Department of Chemistry, University of San Carlos, Cebu City 6000
  • Lora Mae G. Villegas Chemistry Analytical and EnvironmentaL Section II (ChAnELS II), Department of Chemistry, University of San Carlos, Cebu City 6000
  • Josephine M. Castañares Chemistry Analytical and EnvironmentaL Section II (ChAnELS II), Department of Chemistry, University of San Carlos, Cebu City 6000
Keywords: bioaccumulation factor, octanol-water partition coefficient, Poecilia reticulata, copper pollution, Butuanon River, hydrophobic fraction


In this study, copper was seasonally determined in water, sediment and guppy fish (Poecilia reticulata) from Butuanon River, which is an important water source for drinking and irrigation in Metro Cebu, using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (FAAS).


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Cañete, R. C., Villegas, L. M. G., & Castañares, J. M. (2014). Seasonal Bioaccumulation of Copper in Guppy, Poecilia reticulata (Peters) with Characterization of the Hydrophobic Fraction of Its Octanol - Water Emulsion. KIMIKA, 25(1), 27-37.
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