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Selenium in a shore bird the dunlin calidris alpina alpina from the dutch wadden zee

De Bruin M.

Marine Pollution Bulletin 16(3): 115-117

1985


ISSN/ISBN: 0025-326X
Accession: 006385299

The hypothesis that Se is secreted by birds via the preen gland or salt glands, thus contaminating the feathers, was investigated. The feather vanes show indirectly in this way the birds' exposure to Se. Therefore they can be used as an indicator tissue for this element.

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