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Using a novel micro-sampling technique to monitor the effects of methylmercury on the eggs of wild birds

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Using a novel micro-sampling technique to monitor the effects of methylmercury on the eggs of wild birds; 2007; Article; Journal; Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies; Klimstra, J.D.; Stebbins, K.R.; Heinz, G.H.

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Methylmercury is the predominant chemical form of mercury reported in the eggs of wild birds. The embryo is the life stage at which birds are most sensitive to methylmercury. Protective guidelines have been based largely on captive-breeding studies done with chickens (Gallus domesticus), mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), and ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus colchicus). Typically these studies are cost and time prohibitive. In the past, researchers have used either egg injections or the ?sample egg? technique to determine contaminant effects on bird eggs. Both techniques have their limitations. As an alternative to the above methods and because most of the methylmercury is found in the albumen we have developed a novel, less invasive technique, [...]

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