Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2005, pp. 435–437. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 6, 2005, pp. 474–476. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by N. Rudneva, Pronin, L. Rudneva. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Microelements and Heavy Metals in the Muscles of the Muskrat (Ondatra zibethica) from the Selenga River Delta N. A. Rudneva, N. M. Pronin, and L. V. Rudneva Institute of General and Experimental Biology, Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Sakh’yanovoi 6, Ulan-Ude, 670042 Russia Received September 12, 2003 Key words: muskrat, delta, metals, microelements, maximum allowable concentration (MAC). The Selenga River accounts for more than half of Standards for Interference in the Ecological System of the total ﬂow discharge to Lake Baikal. The extensive Lake Baikal adopted in 1987. The material was pro- cessed by biometric methods according to Plokhinskii delta of this river with a total area of 780 km is the (1970). region of reproduction and fattening of ﬁsh, birds, and the muskrat. The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) was In muskrat muscles, 29 elements were recorded brought to Transbaikalia from Finland in 1932. Today, (Tables 1, 2). They included rare elements such as nio- its population in the wetlands of the Selenga River delta
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Published: Nov 14, 2005
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