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Main Title Methylmercury : formation in plant tissues /
Author Gay, Don D.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev. Monitoring Systems Research and Development Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory ; available from the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/3-70-049; EPA-600/3-76-049
Stock Number PB-255 096
OCLC Number 02550125
Subjects Methylmercury--Toxicology ; Methylmercury--Ecological effects
Additional Subjects Mercury(Metal) ; Plant chemistry ; Ecology ; Absorption(Biology) ; Plant physiology ; Trace elements ; Tissues(Biology) ; Pollution ; Environments ; Leguminous plants ; Metabolism ; Bioaccumulation
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA-600/3-70-049 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 03/09/2007
EJED  EPA-600/3-76-049 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 12/11/1992
EKBD  EPA-600/3-76-049 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 04/19/2013
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-76-049 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-76-049 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-255 096 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 29 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Methylmercury was found in the tissue of the pea plant (Pisum sativum) after spraying mercuric nitrate onto the leaves, after planting in mercuric nitrate or phenylmercuric acetate contaminated soil and after infiltration and incubation of stems, leaves, and apices in mercuric nitrate or phenylmercuric acetate solutions. The concentration of mercury added in each experiment was 10 micrograms/gram. Younger pea tissue formed more methylmercury than older tissue. Methylmercury was also found in three different species of plant growing near an abandoned mercury mine.
Bibliography: p. 18-27.