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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Ecological status of serbian rivers based on an ichthyological assessment Print E-mail
Written by Lenhardt M., Gacic Z., Vukovic-Gacic B., Poleksic V., Visnjic-Jeftic Z., Kolarevic S., Jaric I.   
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Article Title: Ecological status of serbian rivers based on an ichthyological assessment
Authors: Mirjana Lenhardt1*, Zoran Gačić2, Z., Branka Vuković-Gačić3, Vesna Poleksić4, Željka Višnjić-Jeftić2, Stojimir Kolarević, and Ivan Jarić2
Affiliation: 1Institute for Biological Research, Bulevar Despota Stefana 142, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
2Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, Kneza Višeslava 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
3Faculty of Biology, Studentski trg 3/II, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
4Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade, Nemanjina 6, 11081 Zemun, Belgrade, Serbia
Abstract: Anthropogenic influences on fish populations in river ecosystems can be studied at the individual level, as well as through the assessment of fish fauna composition. This study presents research that was focused at the individual level, such as the analysis of genotoxic effects (Comet assay), assessment of the heavy metal accumulation in fish liver, gills, intestine and muscle, histopathological analysis of liver, gills and skin, presence of parasites and the level of parasite infestation, hepatosomatic index and the condition factor. At the level of fish fauna composition, monitoring of the changes caused by dam construction was conducted through the use of modified index of biotic integrity (IBI). The aim of this work was to analyze all above listed parameters as potential bioindicators that can be utilized to assess the extent of disturbance of river systems in Serbia by anthropogenic impacts.
Keywords: Comet assay, histopathology, heavy metal, condition factor, fish fauna composition

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