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Main Title Molybdenum-Infiltrated Biogeochemical Provinces (Biogeokhimicheskie Provintsii, Obogashchennie Molibdenom).
Author Kovalskii, V. V. ; Yarovaya., G. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Translation Services Section.
Year Published 1966
Report Number EPA-TR-76-219;
Stock Number PB-254 577-T
Additional Subjects Food chains ; Molybdenum ; Plants(Botany) ; Toxic diseases ; Metals ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Domestic animals ; Veterinary medicine ; Humans ; Ecology ; Soil chemistry ; Translations ; USSR ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-254 577-T Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 55p
The regions in Armenia that were studied are biogeochemical provinces infiltrated by molybdenum. The content of molybdenum in the soils, waters, and living organisms in these provinces exceed the usual concentration of this element in other regions. Maximum quantities of molybdenum are found in slightly alkaline and neutral soils, as well as in soils the features of which are high contents of organic matter. It is in these soils that the molybdenum is most available for plants. Biochemical research resulted in findings of definite reactions on the part of animal organisms to an elevated content of molybdenum in the environment. An endemic disease that is similar in its symptoms to podagra develops in man within the limits of the Ankavan molybdenum province. The disease is accompanied by an increased blood molybdenum content, increased excretion from the organism of copper, increased xanthine oxidase activity, and an increase in blood uric acid content.