Intraspecific mitochondrial DNA variation in North American cervids

Journal of Mammalogy


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Symptoms appeared when quail and pheasants were fed diets containing 0.025-0.050% DDT. Symptoms appeared sooner as percentages increased. Young birds seemed more resistant than adults. Median lethal quantity for adult quail was about 1,200 mg./Kg. Young quail showed no ill-effects after ingesting 3,000 mg./Kg. during 10-week period. Adult pheasants died after ingesting 200-300 mg./Kg. Approximately 600 mg./Kg. were required to kill young pheasants. Quantities of DDT stored in tissues were not proportional to amounts administered or to duration of exposure, but were related to severity of symptoms. Concentration of DDT in breast muscles of birds killed by DDT was about 34 micrograms/Gm. in adult quail and 22 micrograms/Gm. in adult pheasants.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Intraspecific mitochondrial DNA variation in North American cervids
Series title Journal of Mammalogy
Volume 73
Year Published 1992
Language English
Contributing office(s) Alaska Biological Science Center
Description pp. 70-82
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Mammalogy
First page 70
Last page 82
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