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Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of seed-treatment pesticides following the dosing of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica)


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Gross, M.S., Hladik, M.L., and Kuivila, K.M., 2019, Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of seed-treatment pesticides following the dosing of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica): U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) were orally dosed with pesticide-treated or control-untreated wheat seeds. Pesticide treated wheat seeds were analytically verified for active ingredients of imidacloprid, metalaxyl, tebuconazole, and fludioxonil. Pesticide and metabolite residues were measured in plasma, liver, brain, kidney, muscle, and excreta of exposed and control birds. Samples were extracted via solid phase extraction, pressurized liquid extraction, or sonication. Clean-up steps included protein precipitation followed by solid phase extraction. All samples were analyzed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.


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Michael S Gross
Process Contact :
Michael S Gross
Originator :
Michael S Gross, Michelle L Hladik, Kathryn M Kuivila
Metadata Contact :
Michael S Gross
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
California Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Environmental Health

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00_Description of JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease.docx 28.95 KB
01_JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease_WheatSeeds.csv 1.55 KB
02_JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease_RangeFinding.csv 2.83 KB
03_JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease_Plasma.csv 8.87 KB
04_JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease_Liver.csv 8.61 KB
05_JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease_Brain.csv 7.2 KB
06_JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease_Kidney.csv 7.23 KB
07_JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease_Muscle.csv 7.24 KB
08_JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease_Feces.csv 1.42 KB
09_JQTreatedWheat_DataRelease_iLOD.csv 384 Bytes
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Data were collected as part of a larger study to assess the toxicokinetics of seed treatment pesticides within a model avian species, Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica). The data documents the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of imidacloprid, metalaxyl, tebuconazole, and fludioxonil following a plausible exposure scenario with pesticide-treated wheat seeds.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P95PYAEY

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