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The Ins and Outs of Bioaccumulation: Metal Bioaccumulation Kinetics in Soil Invertebrates in Relation to Availability and Physiology

  title={The Ins and Outs of Bioaccumulation: Metal Bioaccumulation Kinetics in Soil Invertebrates in Relation to Availability and Physiology},
  author={Martina G. Vijver},
Bioaccumulation is the nett result of a metal influx influenced by the environment and an outflux driven by the animal. In this thesis two physiological different invertebrate species, the earthworm and isopod are studied. The focus of the research was on the route of uptake, the quantification of uptake and elimination kinetics, and the way organisms deal with accumulated metals so-called internal metal sequestration. Transfer functions for both organisms were derived in which metal… Expand

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