Environmental oestrogens and sexual development in fish

Tyler, Charles and Stumper, John and Jobling, Susan (1997) Environmental oestrogens and sexual development in fish. Freshwater Forum, 5(3), pp. 154-157.

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This brief paper discusses the assumption that watercourses might be harbouring a chemical(s) affecting the sexual development in fish. Male fish was found with the oestrogen-dependent blood protein, vitellogenin, usually found only in maturing females. The author examines a number of man-made chemicals present in the environment have been found to be oestrogenic. The paper concludes that rivers contain environmental oestrogens that are capable of causing disruptions in the sexual development of fish. Whether or not these environmental oestrogens are causing a widespread disruption in reproduction in wild fish, however, has yet to be determined.

Item Type: Article
Title: Environmental oestrogens and sexual development in fish
Personal Creator/Author:
Tyler, Charles
Stumper, John
Jobling, Susan
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 5
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 154-157
Date: 1997
ISSN: 0961-4664
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater fish; Pollution effects; Proteins; UK; Oncorhynchus mykiss; Cyprinus carpio
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 4612
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2010 11:47
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:09
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/4612

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