Heavy Metal M. metcalfei P.viridis
Cd SM>FT>ML>GD>GL>AR>SL>BT SM>FT>BT>GD>SL>ML>AR>GL
Cr SM>BT>GD>GL>AR>FT>ML>SL SM>GD>BT>AR>ML>GL>SL>FT
Cu SM>FT>ML>GD>GL>SL>AR>BT SM>SL>GD>BT>FT>AR>GL>ML
Pb AM>GL>FT>GD>AR>ML>SL>BT SM>GD>ML>AR>SL>FT>BT>GL
Zn AR>SM>ML>FT>GL>SL>GD>BT SM>FT>GL>GD>BT>AR>ML>SL
FT-Foot; ML-Mantle; GD-Gonad; GL-Gill; AR-Aductor; SL-Shell; BT-Byssal Thread; SM-Sediment
Table 3: Order of the metal concentration recorded in different body parts of edible mussels from Vellar Estuary.
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