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The influence of gut microorganisms on zinc uptake in Helix aspersa.
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PMID:  15092239     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
An artificial diet was prepared that enabled the snail Helix aspersa to be fed food containing varying amounts of metals, antibiotics or bacteria. By this means it is possible to show that the body burden of zinc was significantly correlated with the dietary intake. The snail was, however, able to detect high concentrations of the metal and reduced its intake of such contaminated food. The bacterial population of the alimentary tract modified the amount of zinc absorbed from the diet. It appears, therefore, that biological monitoring programmes, based upon bioaccumulation measurements, should take these influences into account.
K Simkiss; B Watkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-19     Completed Date:  2004-10-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-71     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pure and Applied Zoology, University of Reading, PO Box 228, Reading RG6 2AJ, UK.
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