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Title: Sex differences in cadmium accumulation in a laboratory population of a wild British insectivore, Sorex araneux

A series of feeding trials using laboratory reared common shrews Sorex araneus were undertaken to examine the accumulation of Cd in a known trace metal accumulator. A significant sex difference in Cd accumulation in the liver and kidney was identified. The results are discussed in relation to data on traditional laboratory animals and field studies on wild populations of small mammals. 9 references, 3 figures.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6014081
Report Number(s):
CONF-860626-
Journal ID: CODEN: PUMTA
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Trace Subst. Environ. Health; (United States); Conference: 20. annual conference on trace substances in environmental health, Columbia, MO, USA, 2 Jun 1986
Research Org:
Univ. of Liverpool, England
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CADMIUM; BIOLOGICAL ACCUMULATION; METABOLISM; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; KIDNEYS; LIVER; SEX DEPENDENCE; SHREWS; TISSUE DISTRIBUTION; ANIMALS; BODY; DATA; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; DISTRIBUTION; ELEMENTS; GLANDS; INFORMATION; MAMMALS; METALS; NUMERICAL DATA; ORGANS; RODENTS; VERTEBRATES 560300* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology