Prolonged retention of methyl mercury by mallard drakes

Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
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Abstract

Mallard drakes accumulated mercury rapidly from dietary dosage of methylmercury dicyandiamide and eliminated it slowly, retaining approximately one half at the end of 84 days; no measurable loss occurred between the end of the 7th and 56th days, but loss resumed concurrently with new feather growth, and continued through the 112th day, the close of the study.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Prolonged retention of methyl mercury by mallard drakes
Series title Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
DOI 10.1007%2FBF01683707
Volume 18
Issue 4
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 8 p.
First page 393
Last page 400
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