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Lack of bioaccumulation of metals byElliptio complanata (Bivalvia) during acidic snowmelt in three south-central Ontario streams

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Servos, M.R., Malley, D.F., Mackie, G.L. et al. Lack of bioaccumulation of metals byElliptio complanata (Bivalvia) during acidic snowmelt in three south-central Ontario streams. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 38, 762–768 (1987).

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  • Waste Water
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Bivalvia
  • Bioaccumulation