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
  • Received : 2016.01.25
  • Accepted : 2016.03.08
  • Published : 2016.03.31


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.


Hodgson's bat;essential elements;non-essential elements


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Grant : 천연기념물(동물) 증식?보존 관리방안 연구

Supported by : 국립문화재연구소