A.S. Series 72-20
Mercury accumulating to high levels in animal tissue is generally in the form of methylmercury which is readily absorbed but only slowly eliminated. While methylmercury can be formed by microorganisms in lake bottom sediments and concentrated up the biological food chain, inorganic mercury or its metabolic equivalent is sometimes available to animals.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Emerick, R. J.; Carlson, C. W.; Holm, Alice M.; and Holmquist, C. E., "Mercury Toxicity in Chick Embryos" (1972). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1972. 14.