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Main Title Fish intersexuality as indicator of environmental stress : monitoring fish reproductive systems can serve to alert humans to potential harm /
Author Bortone, Stephen A. ; Bortone, S. A. ; Davis, W. P.
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Author Title of a Work
Davis, William P.
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;University of West Florida, Pensacola. Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology..
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,]
Year Published 1994
Report Number PB94-191095; EPA/600/J-94/283
Stock Number PB94-191095
OCLC Number 738404813
Subjects Intersexuality ; Fishes--Reproduction ; Cricket--Maryland ; Intersexuality in animals--Effect of pollution on
Additional Subjects Fish physiology ; Sex hormones ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Biological indicators ; Industrial wastes ; Sulfate pulping ; Paper mills ; Concentration(Composition) ; Environmental exposure ; Fish reproduction ; Effluents ; Livebearers ; Reprints ; KME(Draft mill effluent) ; Intersexuality ; Masculinization ; Arrhenoidy ; Gambusia affinis ; Heterandria formosa ; Poecilia latipinna
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-J-94-283 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/11/2011
NTIS  PB94-191095 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation pp. 165-172 : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
Intersexuality in the form of masculinization has been observed among poeciliid fishes (i.e., mosquitofish, least killifish, and sailfin molly) from streams receiving paper mill effluent (i.e., draft mill effluent). The degree of masculinization is related to the relative concentration and duration of exposure to kraft mill effluent (KME). Compounds associated with KME apparently act as endocrine disruptors to the normal expression of secondary sex characters. Monitoring intersexuality in these fishes may serve as a useful sentinel to detect endocrine disruptors in the environment.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-172). Caption title. "EPA/600/J-94/283." "PB94-191095." "March 1994."