Methylmercury oxidative degradation potentials in contaminated and pristine sediments of the carson river, nevada.

@article{Oremland1995MethylmercuryOD,
  title={Methylmercury oxidative degradation potentials in contaminated and pristine sediments of the carson river, nevada.},
  author={Ronald S. Oremland and Laurence G. Miller and P R Dowdle and Tracy L. Connell and Tamar Barkay},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 7},
  pages={2745-53}
}
Sediments from mercury-contaminated and uncontaminated reaches of the Carson River, Nevada, were assayed for sulfate reduction, methanogenesis, denitrification, and monomethylmercury (MeHg) degradation. Demethylation of [(sup14)C]MeHg was detected at all sites as indicated by the formation of (sup14)CO(inf2) and (sup14)CH(inf4). Oxidative demethylation was indicated by the formation of (sup14)CO(inf2) and was present at significant levels in all samples. Oxidized/reduced demethylation product… CONTINUE READING

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