Assimilation of cadmium in a european lacertid lizard: Is trophic transfer important?

@article{Mann2006AssimilationOC,
  title={Assimilation of cadmium in a european lacertid lizard: Is trophic transfer important?},
  author={Reinier M. Mann and Elisabete A Serra and Amadeu M V M Soares},
  journal={Environmental toxicology and chemistry},
  year={2006},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={3199-203}
}
Apart from analyses for elemental contaminants in field-collected specimens, very little is known about the assimilation and accumulation of inorganic contaminants in reptiles. Recent dietary studies with reptiles (and some other vertebrates and invertebrates) have taken care to incorporate the principles of trophic transfer by pre-exposing prey items to the elemental contaminant of interest. However, there are conflicting data in the literature as to whether biologically incorporated metals… CONTINUE READING