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Assessment of the trace metal levels in two species of mussels from the Agadir Marine Bay, South of Morocco

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Moukrim, A., Kaaya, A., Najimi, S. et al. Assessment of the trace metal levels in two species of mussels from the Agadir Marine Bay, South of Morocco. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 65, 478–485 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1007/s001280000149

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Keywords

  • Reference Site
  • Digestive Gland
  • Polluted Site
  • Perna
  • Trace Metal Content