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Cadmium and lead uptake by red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) of Louisiana

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Naqvi, S.M., Howell, R.D. Cadmium and lead uptake by red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) of Louisiana. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 51, 296–302 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00198895

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  • Cadmium
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution
  • Lead Uptake