Mercuric chloride uptake by eggs of the ricefish and resulting teratogenic effects

@article{Heisinger1975MercuricCU,
  title={Mercuric chloride uptake by eggs of the ricefish and resulting teratogenic effects},
  author={James F. Heisinger and William F. Green},
  journal={Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={1975},
  volume={14},
  pages={665-673}
}
SummaryEggs collected from adult Japanese Medaka were incubated for 16 days in solutions containing 10, 15, 20, and 30 ppb mercury as mercuric chloride. The mean hatchability of control eggs was 46.7 percent. Experimental eggs incubated in 10 ppb and 15 ppb mercury had hatching percentages of 58.3 and 20.8 respectively (Chi Square= 12.8, P<.0005). None of the 20 ppb or 30 ppb experimental eggs hatched, Hemorrhaging, blood vessel deterioration and loss of blood cells were observed in 79 percent… CONTINUE READING

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