biological magnification

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biological magnification

[‚bī·ə¦läj·ə·kəl ‚mag·nə·fə′kā·shən]
(ecology)
The increasing concentration of toxins from pesticides, herbicides, and various types of waste in living organisms that accompanies cycling of nutrients through the trophic levels of food webs.
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Its accumulation in the aquatic environment may favor a probable bioaccumulation and biomagnification in organisms along the food chain of the aquatic ecosystem (Dural et al.
bioavailability, biomagnification and bioconcentration, food web and
Biomagnification, the process by which mercury works its way up the food chain, is referenced by Smith's inclusion of life-sized glazed earthenware fish: Atlantic herring from cold northern waters, warm-water Gulf menhaden and the Atlantic bluefin tuna that feed on both.
have a higher concentration of mercury than small ones due to biomagnification.
Pesticides are reaching inside the human body by way of biomagnification.
Meat contamination with heavy metals is a serious threat because of their toxicity, bioaccumulation and biomagnification in the food chain being transferred to humans (Demirezen and Uruc, 2006; Demirezen and Aksoy, 2004; Abou-Arab, 2001).
Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of hydrophobic persistent compounds as exemplified by hexachlorobenzene.
below, accounting for the fragility and biomagnification inherent in
Plants cultivated in soil polluted with toxic metals bioaccumulate the metals in their edible and non-edible parts in quantities high enough to result in biomagnification, which could cause various ailments including deaths in humans and animals [7, 8].
INGLES FRANCES Bioaccumulation [32389] + Bioaccunriulation (32339) + * UF Bioconceniration * UF Bioconceniration * UF Biomagnification * UF Bioamplification * UF Biological magnification * UF Amplification biologique * RT Food chains * RT Chaine alimentaire * Rt pollutants * RT Polluant ESPANHOL PORTUGUES Bioacumulacion (323S9) + Bioacumulacao (32389) + * UF Biocorcentracion * UF Bioconcentracao * UF Biomagnificacion * UF Biomagnificacao * UF Magnificacion biologica * UF Acumulacao biologica * RT Cadena alimentaria * RT Cadeia alimentar * RT Contaminantes * RT Poluente Fonte: Food And Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO).
Trophodynamics of inorganic pollutants in a wide-range feeder: The relevance of dietary inputs and biomagnification in the Yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis).
Biomagnification, the accumulation of mercury as one organism consumes more and more organisms that contain mercury, means that the higher up the food chain fish and seafood are, the higher the concentration of mercury in their tissue.