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.
|Title:||Environmental oestrogens and sexual development in fish|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range:||pp. 154-157|
|Issuing Agency:||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Freshwater fish; Pollution effects; Proteins; UK; Oncorhynchus mykiss; Cyprinus carpio|
|Depositing User:||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited:||28 Nov 2010 12:47|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 18:09|
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