Study on the Impact of Elements in Water on the Diversity of Water Mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) Species


In this study the distribution and relationships of element levels in water and water mite species (Acari, Hydrachnidia) selected as model organisms have been examined in two different lakes. Water samples from Eber and Karamik Lakes were analyzed with ICP (ICP-OES Instrument Spectro Genesis Fee, Germany) equipment to determine the element levels in the water. That impact level of these elements on the distribution of species was discussed. Change in the lake water composition was not a significantly determining factor in the number of species and diversities of water mites. However, eutrophication was observed to be a determining factor on the distribution of species.

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Aşçı, F. , Bahadır, M. and Akkuş, G. (2015) Study on the Impact of Elements in Water on the Diversity of Water Mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) Species. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 6, 259-264. doi: 10.4236/abb.2015.64025.

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