Uptake dynamics of inorganic mercury and methylmercury by the earthworm Pheretima guillemi.


Mercury uptake dynamics in the earthworm Pheretima guillemi, including the dissolved uptake rate constant (ku) from pore-water and assimilation efficiencies (AEs) from mercury-contaminated soil, was quantified in this study. Dissolved uptake rate constants were 0.087 and 0.553 L g(-1) d(-1) for inorganic mercury (IHg) and methylmercury (MeHg), respectively… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.10.111