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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1991

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Ivan S. Palmer

Abstract

The objective of this study was to provide direct evidence of the importance of methylation as a detoxification step in the metabolic pathway in selenium metabolism. This will be accomplished by: 1) comparing rates of methylated selenium derivative formation in rats with different methylation activities. 2) Comparing the LD50 of selenite in strains of rats which have been segregated relative to methylation activity.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Selenium -- Methylation
Selenosis

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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