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Main Title Ethylmercury : formation in plant tissues and relation to methylmercury formation /
Author Fortmann, L. C. ; Gay, D. D. ; Wirtz., K. O.
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Author Title of a Work
Gay, Don D.
Wirtz, K. O.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/3-78-037
Stock Number PB-282 093
OCLC Number 04059122
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Mercury--Environmental aspects. ; Botanical chemistry. ; Botanical chemistry. ; Mercury--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Mercury--Environmental aspects ; Botanical chemistry ; Peas ; Vegetables ; Plant chemistry ; Leguminous plants ; Mercury organic compounds ; Metabolism ; Plant physiology ; Exposure ; Vapors ; Trace elements ; Mercury/methyl ; Mercury/ethyl ; Biotransformation ; Metabolites ; Toxic substances ; Pisum sativum
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-037 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/03/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-3-78-037 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/11/2014
EJED  EPA 600/3-78-037 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/3-78-037 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
EMBD  EPA/600/3-78/037 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 09/29/1995
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-037 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-282 093 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iii, 7 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
Seedlings of the common dwarf garden pea, Pisum sativum, cv. Little Marvel, exposed to elemental mercury vapor formed both methylmercury and ethylmercury in all parts of the plant. Concentrations of both organomercury compounds fluctuated considerably over a 48-hour exposure period, but the total of detectable forms of mercury continued to rise due to increased ethylmercury formation. Ethylmercury formation was greater in the light than in the dark, but methylmercury concentration did not differ significantly. The pattern of change in the concentrations of methylmercury and ethylmercury suggests both are metabolites of a single mercury pathway in peas.
Issued Apr. 1978. "Monitoring Systems Research and Development Division, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory"-T.p. Includes bibliographical references.