THE CHEMICAL CYCLE AND BIOACCUMULATION OF MERCURY

@article{Morel1998THECC,
  title={THE CHEMICAL CYCLE AND BIOACCUMULATION OF MERCURY},
  author={F. Morel and A. Kraepiel and M. Amyot},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  year={1998},
  volume={29},
  pages={543-566}
}
  • F. Morel, A. Kraepiel, M. Amyot
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
  • Because it is very toxic and accumulates in organisms, particularly in fish, mercury is an important pollutant and one of the most studied. Nonetheless we still have an incomplete understanding of the factors that control the bioconcentration of mercury. Elemental mercury is efficiently transported as a gas around the globe, and even remote areas show evidence of mercury pollution originating from industrial sources such as power plants. Besides elemental mercury, the major forms of mercury in… CONTINUE READING

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