The methylation of mercury by the gastro-intestinal contents of the rat.

@article{Rowland1975TheMO,
  title={The methylation of mercury by the gastro-intestinal contents of the rat.},
  author={Ian R. Rowland and Michael J Davies and P R Abraham Grasso},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  year={1975},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={502-4}
}
Bacteria in the sediments of lakes and rivers, and in soil, have been shown to convert inorganic mercury salts into the more toxic methylmercury and dimethylmercury, which are absorbed from the human gastrointestinal tract much more rapidly than their inorganic counterparts (Jensen & Jernelov, 1969; Matsumura et al., 1972; Beckert et al., 1974; Clarkson… CONTINUE READING