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Elemental analysis of the liver, kidney, and intestine tissues from a Hodgson`s bat (Myotis formosus tsuensis)
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Elemental analysis of the liver, kidney, and intestine tissues from a Hodgson`s bat (Myotis formosus tsuensis)
Yu, Hee Jeong; Kang, Jung-Hoon; Lee, Seungwoo; Choi, Yu Jung; Oh, Dayoung; Lim, Jong-Deock; Ryu, Doug-Young;
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Hodgson`s bats are critically endangered in South Korea. This study analyzed the concentrations of elements in liver, kidney, and intestine tissues from a Hodgson`s bat found dead in the wild. The concentrations of essential elements followed the order Fe > Zn > Cu > Mn > Se in the three tissues. Hg was detected at the highest concentrations among the non-essential elements analyzed in the liver and kidney tissues, while As was the most highly concentrated non-essential element in the intestine. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study of tissue element concentrations in Hodgson`s bats.
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