Maternal transfer of trace elements in the Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus).

@article{Bakker2017MaternalTO,
  title={Maternal transfer of trace elements in the Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus).},
  author={Aaron K Bakker and Jessica M. Dutton and Matthew Sclafani and Nicholas Santangelo},
  journal={Ecotoxicology},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={46-57}
}
The maternal transfer of trace elements is a process by which offspring may accumulate trace elements from their maternal parent. Although maternal transfer has been assessed in many vertebrates, there is little understanding of this process in invertebrate species. This study investigated the maternal transfer of 13 trace elements (Ag, As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, and Zn) in Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus) eggs and compared concentrations to those in adult leg and… CONTINUE READING