The effect of lead incorporation on the elemental composition of earthworm (Annelida, Oligochaeta) chloragosome granules


The elemental compositions of chloragosome ‘granules’ in the earthworm Lumbricus rubellus living in non-polluted (Dinas Powys) and heavily Pb-polluted (Wemyss) soils were determined by fully quantitative electron probe X-ray microanalysis. P, Ca, S and Zn were the major elemental components of the chloragosomes. High Pb concentrations were found in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00500924


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