, Volume 38, Issue 6, pp 683–685 | Cite as

Changes in newt brain caused by zinc water-pollution

  • C. H. Taban
  • M. Cathieni
  • P. Burkard


The zinc content of various organs of newts kept in zinc-polluted water was estimated by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Histological examination revealed the presence of zinc-rich, unusual cells in the primordium hippocampi of chronically poisoned animals.


Zinc Atomic Absorption Histological Examination Spectrophotometry Zinc Content 
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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Taban
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Cathieni
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Burkard
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinique Psychiatrique UniversitaireChêne-BourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.Laboratoire du Service des EauxServices Industriels de GenèveGenève 11Switzerland

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