Selenium accumulation and loss in mallard eggs

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry



Five female mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) that had just started egg laying were first fed a diet containing 15 ppm selenium in the form of selenomethionine for 20 d and then an untreated diet for 20 d. Selenium levels in eggs peaked (to about 13-20 ppm) in about two weeks on the treated diet and leveled off at a low level ( lt 5 ppm) after about 10 d back on the untreated diet. Selenium levels in egg whites responded faster than levels in yolks to the females' consumption of treated and untreated diets.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Selenium accumulation and loss in mallard eggs
Series title Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume 12
Issue 4
Year Published 1993
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 775-778
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
First page 775
Last page 778
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