The Mercury Content and Antioxidant System in Insectivorous Animals (Insectivora, Mammalia) and Rodents (Rodentia, Mammalia) of Various Ecogenesis Conditions

@article{Antonova2017TheMC,
  title={The Mercury Content and Antioxidant System in Insectivorous Animals (Insectivora, Mammalia) and Rodents (Rodentia, Mammalia) of Various Ecogenesis Conditions},
  author={E. P. Antonova and Viktor Alexandrovich Ilyukha and V. T. Komov and Evgeniy Khizhkin and Svetlana Sergina and V. A. Gremyachikh and T. B. Kamshilova and Vladimir Belkin and Alina Evgen Yakimova},
  journal={Biology Bulletin},
  year={2017},
  volume={44},
  pages={1272-1277}
}
This study is aimed at analyzing the total mercury in the tissues of mammals adapted to a semiaquatic or subterranean lifestyle and at analyzing the possible role of their antioxidant system in heavy metal detoxication. The water shrew Neomis fodiens Pennant, 1771, European mole Talpa europaea Linnaeus, 1758, muskrat Ondatra zibethicus Linnaeus, 1766, and water vole Arvicola terrestris Linnaeus, 1758 were the species under study. Our results indicate that mercury accumulation in the tissue… Expand
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