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Main Title Effects of Carcinogenic Agents on Aquatic Animals: An Environmental and Experimental Overview.
Author Couch, J. A. ; Harshbarger, J. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Registry of Tumors in Lower Animals.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/J-85/123;
Stock Number PB86-100286
Additional Subjects Toxic substances ; Aquatic animals ; Mollusca ; Fishes ; Reprints ; Carcinogenesis ; Animal models ; Cancer
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-100286 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 44p
A major underlying motivation for seriously studying carcinogenesis in aquatic animals is the concept of utilizing selected lower animal species as models in understanding neoplasia and the neoplastic process. Numerous examples may be cited which illustrate the contribution that ectothermic animals, as models, have made to the principles of pathology, physiology, biomedicine, and now, perhaps, oncology. The purpose of the paper is to provide an overview of the present status of bivalve molluscs and teleost fishes in environmental and experimental studies of carcinogens and cancer.