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Mercuric pollution of surface water, superficial sediments, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis nilotica Linnaeus 1758 [Cichlidae]) and yams (Dioscorea alata) in auriferous areas of Namukombe stream, Syanyonja, Busia- Uganda

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Mercuric pollution of surface water, superficial sediments, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis nilotica Linnaeus 1758 [Cichlidae]) and yams (Dioscorea alata) in auriferous areas of Namukombe stream, Syanyonja, Busia- Uganda https://t.co/JQsanwBR2F https://t.co/C3Zo8eScXF
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Competing Interests

Timothy Omara works at AgroWays Uganda Limited. Raymond Kalukusu, Brenda Victoria Nakabuye and Bashir Musau are employed by Leading Distillers Uganda Limited. Sarah Kagoya is employed by Kakira Sugar Limited.

Author Contributions

Timothy Omara conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, literature search.

Shakilah Karungi conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Raymond Kalukusu analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Brenda Victoria Nakabuye analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Sarah Kagoya analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, grammatical proofreading.

Bashir Muasu performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

All the raw measurements are provided in Table 1. It shows the mercury content of the surface water, superficial sediments, edible muscles of the fish species studied and and edible parts of yams from Namukombe stream along with their descriptive statistical characteristics.

Funding

The authors received no funding for this work.


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