Author

Brian Gueck

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1977

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biology

Abstract

Chlorinated bydrocarbon insecticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) and metal residue levels were measured in tissues of common crows, American coots, starlings and Franklin’s gulls of South Dakota. Methods of analysis for insecticides and PCB’s included column, thin-layer and gas—liquid chromatography and atomic absorption spectrophotometry for metals. DDE was the most prevalent residue, being detected in 93% of all samples ad averaging 66% of the total residues in the carcass.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Birds

Organochlorine compounds

Insecticides

Metals -- Environmental aspects

Polychlorinated biphenyls

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

43

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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