Bioconcentration Factor and Translocation Factor of Copper (Cu) in Avicennia sp. at Rawameneng and Blanakan Ponds, Subang Regency, West Java, Indonesia  

Takarina N.D.1 , Tjiong Giok Pin2
Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, 16424, Indonesia
Department of Geography, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, 16424, Indonesia
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 59   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2015.05.0059
Received: 29 Jul., 2015    Accepted: 28 Aug., 2015    Published: 09 Dec., 2015
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Takarina N.D., 2015, Bioconcentration Factor and Translocation Factor of Copper (Cu) in Avicennia sp. at Rawameneng and Blanakan Ponds, Subang Regency, West Java Indonesia, International Journal of Marine Science, 5(59): 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2015.05.0059)

Abstract

Mangrove has important role in estuarine area. In Subang Regency, mangrove is combined with ponds in order to improve the quality of environment. Bioconcentration factor and translocation factor can be used to understand the ability of mangrove in accumulating heavy metal. The objective of this research is to measure the content of copper (Cu), its bioconcentration factor and translocation factor in Avicennia sp. at Rawameneng and Blanakan ponds. Samples of sediment and mangrove were taken from three stations from each location. Copper content in mangrove and sediment were analyzed using AAS Shimadzu 6300. Result showed that, from all stations, station 2 had the highest content of copper which were found in sediment and mangrove’s stem. Bioconcentration factor of Avicennia sp. in both ponds were lower than 1. In contrast, the translocation factor of Avicennia sp. in both area were mostly higher than 1. Those indicated that the ability of mangrove in translocating heavy metal from root to stem and leaf has slight difference.

Keywords
Avicennia sp; Copper; Bioconcentration factor; Ponds; Translocation factor
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