Studies on combined effects of organophosphates and heavy metals in birds. I. Plasma and brain cholinesterase in coturnix quail fed methyl mercury and orally dosed with parathion

@article{Dieter1975StudiesOC,
  title={Studies on combined effects of organophosphates and heavy metals in birds. I. Plasma and brain cholinesterase in coturnix quail fed methyl mercury and orally dosed with parathion},
  author={M. Dieter and J. Ludke},
  journal={Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={1975},
  volume={13},
  pages={257-262}
}
  • M. Dieter, J. Ludke
  • Published 1975
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
  • SummaryWe found that mercury potentiated the toxicity and biochemical effects of parathion. Male Coturnix quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) were fed a sublethal concentration of morsodren (4 ppm as methyl mercury) for 18 weeks. This resulted in an accumulation of 21.0 ppm of mercury in the liver and 8.4 ppm in the carcass. Birds fed clean feed and those fed morsodren-treated feed were orally dosed with 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 mg/kg parathion, and their 48-h survival times compared. The computed… CONTINUE READING
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