Elevated mercury exposure and neurochemical alterations in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) from a site with historical mercury contamination.

@article{Nam2012ElevatedME,
  title={Elevated mercury exposure and neurochemical alterations in little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) from a site with historical mercury contamination.},
  author={D H Nam and David Yates and Pedro Ardapple and David C. Evers and John J. Schmerfeld and Niladri Basu},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={1094-101}
}
Despite evidence of persistent methylmercury (MeHg) contamination in the South River (Virginia, USA) ecosystem, there is little information concerning MeHg-associated neurological impacts in resident wildlife. Here we determined mercury (Hg) concentrations in tissues of insectivorous little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) collected from a reference site and a MeHg-contaminated site in the South River ecosystem. We also explored whether neurochemical biomarkers (monoamine oxidase, MAO… CONTINUE READING

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