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Sex differences noted in mercury bioaccumulation in Magicicada cassini.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17553548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study focuses on quantitative differences in mercury bioaccumulation based on the sex of the specimen. The species of interest is an herbivorous, terrestrial insect. Male and female periodical cicadas (genus: Magicicada) analyzed using combustion atomic absorption spectrophotometry exhibit different levels of mercury bioaccumulation. The concentration of mercury in Magicicada cassini males was significantly higher than the concentration in females of the same species.
Pamela F Heckel; Tim C Keener
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2007-06-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chemosphere     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0045-6535     ISO Abbreviation:  Chemosphere     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-07     Completed Date:  2007-10-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0320657     Medline TA:  Chemosphere     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 210071, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0071, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Pollutants / metabolism*
Hemiptera / metabolism*
Mercury / metabolism*
Sex Characteristics
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 7439-97-6/Mercury

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