Experientia

, Volume 34, Issue 7, pp 871–872 | Cite as

Methylmercury sexual dimorphism in the mouse

  • R. A. Doherty
  • A. H. Gates
  • C. E. Sewell
  • C. Freer
Specialia

Summary

5–8 days after a single nontoxic dose of radioactive methylmercury chloride adult male mouse kidneys contain twice as much radioactive mercury per unit wet wt as do kidneys of similarly dosed adult females.

Keywords

Chloride Mercury Adult Female Male Mouse Sexual Dimorphism 

Literatur

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    S. Ohno, C. Stenius and L.C. Christian, Clin. Genet.1, 35 (1970).Google Scholar
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    W.H. Fishman, Meth. Hormone Res.4, 273 (1965).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Birkhäuser Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Doherty
    • 1
  • A. H. Gates
    • 1
  • C. E. Sewell
    • 1
  • C. Freer
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics, Radiation Biology and Biophysics Genetics and ObstetricsEnvironmental Health Sciences Center and University of Rochester, School of MedicineRochesterUSA

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