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Elemental analysis of dugong organs

Rahman, I.H.A., Chua‐anusorn, W., Webb, J. and Macey, D.J. (2000) Elemental analysis of dugong organs. Journal of the Indian Chemical Society, 77 (11-12). pp. 563-566.


Fe, Zn, Cu, Pb, Mn, Ni, Co, Al, P and S have been analyzed by ICP-AES. The concentrations of Fe in all dugong livers are extremely high (13000-71000 μg g-1 dry wt.). The levels of Zn are also high (1500-2800 μg g-1 dry wt.). The level of Fe in spleen (7600 μg g-1 dry wt.), heart (340 μg g-1 dry wt.) and kidney (1200 μg g-1 dry wt.) are considerably high. Cd is mostly concentrated in kidney (60 μg g-1 dry wt.). Concentrations of P and S in liver, spleen, kidney and heart are considerably high.

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Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
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