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Fate of labeled n-alkanes in the blue crab and stripped mullet


Results of these studies demonstrate that the blue crab was readily able to take up and discharge labeled n-alkanes, but it was not able to metabolize them. In contrast, it appears that n-alkanes taken up via the digestive tract in mullet are readily metabolized, probably via microorganisms in the gut. More limited metabolism was observed in mullet when n-alkanes were taken up via the gills.

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Geiszler, P.C., Grantham, B.J. & Blomquist, G.J. Fate of labeled n-alkanes in the blue crab and stripped mullet. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 17, 463–467 (1977).

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