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Prolonged retention of methyl mercury by mallard drakes

June 16, 2010

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1977
Title Prolonged retention of methyl mercury by mallard drakes
DOI 10.1007/BF01683707
Authors L. F. Stickel, W. H. Stickel, M.A.R. McLane, M. Bruns
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Series Number
Index ID 5221389
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center