Kerry G Wautier

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Juvenile lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) were exposed to three dietary concentrations (0, approximately 2.5, and approximately 25 ng/g per BDE congener) of 13 BDE congeners (3-10 Br atoms) in the laboratory for 56 days, followed by 112 days of clean food, to examine bioaccumulation parameters and potential biochemical effects. The bioaccumulation of BDEs(More)
Elevated concentrations of Se have been detected in cold, flowing water habitats near uranium and coal mines in Canada. Fish from these systems have concentrations of Se in their tissues that exceed toxic effect thresholds that have been established for warm-water fishes. However, the applicability of toxic effect thresholds and guidelines to cold water,(More)
Although selenium is required by vertebrates, toxicity can arise at concentrations only slightly greater than those they require. The toxicity of Se is thought to arise from its ability to substitute for sulfur during the assembly of proteins. However, recent studies also indicate that some forms of selenium are capable of generating oxidative stress in an(More)
Studies in mammals have shown that exposure to estrogenic compounds can affect lipid metabolism and plasma concentrations of lipid-soluble vitamins. However, the potential for estrogenic contaminants to induce these effects in fish has not yet been examined. The ability of the estrogen analog ethynylestradiol (EE2) to alter concentrations of the(More)
Potential effects of exposure to the synthetic estrogen 17alpha-ethynylestradiol (EE2) were examined in several species of fish from a lake experimentally treated with environmentally relevant concentrations of the contaminant. Ethynylestradiol was added to Lake 260, a small Precambrian shield lake at the Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario,(More)
Juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were exposed in the laboratory to an environmentally relevant dose of 1,2-bis(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)ethane (BTBPE) via their diet for 49 days, followed by 154 days of untreated food to examine bioaccumulation parameters, potential biochemical effects, and metabolic products. There was a linear increase in the(More)
Tooth shape is generally considered to be under strong genetic control, and highly species specific. It is therefore widely used for taxonomic studies. The tooth shape-based morphological classification of the Eretmodini (a tribe of closely related cichlids endemic to Lake Tanganyika), has, however, been shown to be in conflict with recent molecular data,(More)
To test whether the formation of replacement teeth in arbitrarily chosen zebrafish follows the same pattern as described for larval and young zebrafish of known age, dentitions of more than 90 animals of different ages and standard lengths were observed under the stereomicroscope. Only the teeth of the ventral tooth row (1V-5V) were considered. Statistical(More)
An 18-day experiment was conducted to investigate the uptake and sublethal toxicity of dietary Ni in adult lake whitefish (LWF, Coregonus clupeaformis) and lake trout (LT, Salvelinus namaycush) fed diets containing 0, 1000 and 10000 microg Ni/g, prepared with and without brine shrimp. The results of this experiment were used to design an experiment of(More)
A 20-day experiment was conducted to compare the accumulation, distribution, and toxicological effects of dietary As, as arsenate, in lake whitefish (LWF, Coregonus clupeaformis) and lake trout (LT, Salvelinus namaycush). Results of this experiment were used to design an experiment of longer duration in which one of the fish species was selected and exposed(More)