Determination of The Acute Effects of Olive Mill Wastewater on Gammarus komareki Schäferna, 1923 (Amphipoda: Gammaridae)

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Odabaşı D. A., Zilifli A., Yılmaz S.

3 rd International Symposium on Biodiversity Research, Erzurum, Turkey, 20 - 22 October 2021, pp.243

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Erzurum
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.243
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, acute effects of olive mill wastewater (OMW) that causing water pollution in our country and the Mediterranean circle countries were investigated on the freshwater crustacea, Gammarus komareki Schäferna, 1923, in a laboratory setting. Gammarus komareki individuals were transported from their habitat to the tanks in the laboratory as a model organism. Totally thirty individuals (males and females) of G. komareki were firstly placed and adapted to the laboratory conditions which mimicking the natural habitat conditions of the season. OMW was obtained from an olive oil facility around the Çanakkale Province. After the adaptation stage of the organisms, OMW was introduced into experiment tanks with different ratios such as 2.3%, 2.67%, 3%, 3.33%, and 4%. According to the results of the present study, the LC50 value of the OMW was determined as 3.65% for 72 hours respectively.