Trace element levels in pine snake hatchlings: tissue and temporal differences.

@article{Burger1992TraceEL,
  title={Trace element levels in pine snake hatchlings: tissue and temporal differences.},
  author={Joanna Burger},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1992},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={209-13}
}
  • Joanna Burger
  • Published 1992 in
    Archives of environmental contamination and…
Trace element levels have seldom been examined in reptiles, although some large snakes are high on the trophic level pyramid. Lead, cadmium, mercury, selenium, chromium and manganese levels were examined in skin and whole body tissue of pine snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus) from the New Jersey Pine Barrens between 1985-1990. Depending on the element, variations in levels were primarily explained by year and tissue, and not by sex or location. There were significantly higher levels of lead… CONTINUE READING