Ukrainian Antarctic journal

No 4-5 (2006): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal

Macro- and microelemental composition of the Antarctic fish blood serum

V. Voitsitsky
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv
S. Khyzhnyak
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv
O. Druzheruchenko
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv
D. Lukashov
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv
A. Pavlovich
National Antarctic Scientific Center, Kyiv
O. Manilo
Zoological museum of NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv
Published December 15, 2006
  • Antarctic fish,
  • blood serum,
  • elemental composition,
  • biotesting


The research materials were selected during the 9-th Ukrainian Antarctic expedition in Academic Vernadsky station region. For analysis were collected fishes samples that belonged to Nototheniidae, Bathydraconidae and Chaenichthyidae. The elemental composition of fish blood serum was estimated by flame atomic absorption spectroscopy and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. The elemental analysis of blood serum of the Antarctic fish revealed the species- dependent distribution. The expedience of the fish blood serum use for environmental biotesting is proposed.


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