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A comparative study of the uptake and distribution of silver in a slugArion aterand a snailAchatina fulica

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Journal
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C Comparative Pharmacology
0306-4492
Publisher
Elsevier
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Volume
90
Issue
1
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DOI: 10.1016/0742-8413(88)90118-1

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. Studies over 10 weeks showed Achatina accumulated more silver than Arion. 2. 2. This response was not due to the presence of a shell in Achatina. 3. 3. The digestive gland was the main site of silver deposition. 4. 4. Faecal silver was higher in Arion than Achatina. 5. 5. Silver uptake appeared to cause an increase in magnesium but a decrease in calcium and zinc in the digestive gland of Achatina. 6. 6. The location of the silver in the digestive gland was associated with calcium granules in the cell.

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