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- Trumble, John T., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of chemical ecology 2015 v.41 no.4 pp. 386-395
- Raphanus sativus; beehives; bioaccumulation factor; cadmium; copper; exposure pathways; flowers; foraging; greenhouse production; herbivores; honey bees; lead; leaves; nutrient solutions; plant organs; pollination; pollinators; pollution; radishes; risk; sand; tissues; toxicity; urbanization
- ... Several studies have found high levels of cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), and lead (Pb) in honey bee hives located near urbanized or industrial areas. Insect herbivores and pollinators may come in contact with environmental contaminants in the leaves and flowers they forage upon in these areas. Our study quantified which of these metals are accumulated in the tissues of a common weedy plant that can se ...