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The effect of heavy metals on Asian swamp eel (Monopterus albus)

MOJ Proteomics & Bioinformatics
Ayah Rebhi Hilles,1,2 Syed Mahmood3,4

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Asian swamp eel, Monopterus albus belongs to the family synbranchidae of the order synbranchiformes. It is commonly lives in the paddy fields. Therefore, it is easily exposed to the fertilizers and pesticides, which are used to control the pest organisms and diseases in paddy field, these fertilizers and pesticides might have a toxic effect on the eel, therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of fertilizers and pesticides on Monopterus albus through collecting the available data from the previous studies. In conclusion, it was shown that Monopterus albus exposed to different types of toxic heavy metals but it is able to survive and it is still safe to be consumed, this might be explained due to the nature of swamp eel as they are capable to live in hard environment.


metals, toxicity, M. Albus, pesticides, paddy