Mercury species in the nests and bodies of soil-feeding termites, Silvestritermes spp. (Termitidae, Syntermitinae), in French Guiana.

@article{Diouf2019MercurySI,
  title={Mercury species in the nests and bodies of soil-feeding termites, Silvestritermes spp. (Termitidae, Syntermitinae), in French Guiana.},
  author={Michel Diouf and David Sillam-Duss{\`e}s and Vanessa D. Alphonse and Sophie Frechault and Edouard Miambi and Philippe Mora},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2019},
  volume={254 Pt B},
  pages={
          113064
        }
}
Mercury pollution is currently a major public health concern, given the adverse effects of mercury on wildlife and humans. Soil plays an essential role in speciation of mercury and its global cycling, while being a habitat for a wide range of terrestrial fauna. Soil fauna, primarily soil-feeding taxa that are in intimate contact with soil pollutants are key contributors in the cycling of soil mercury and might provide relevant indications about soil pollution. We studied the enrichment of… CONTINUE READING