Megan M Kelly

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Naturally occurring phytoestrogens may mimic biogenic estrogens and modulate endocrine action in vertebrates. Little is known, however, about their temporal and spatial variability in the environment and the biological effects associated with exposures. The present study assessed the environmental presence of phytoestrogens in human-impacted and relatively(More)
Epitaxial growth of self-assembled quantum dots (QDs) on singlecrystal nanomembranes yields organized arrays of QDs via a growth mode mediated by QD-induced strains in the membrane. A crucial aspect of this effect arises because epitaxial growth on thin Si sheets and nanostructures derived from them can occur simultaneously on two surfaces separated only by(More)
Rewardless orchids attract pollinators by food, sexual, and brood-site mimicry, but other forms of sensory deception may also operate. Helmet orchids (Corybas, Nematoceras and related genera) are often assumed to be brood-site deceivers that mimic the colours and scents of mushrooms to fool female fungus gnats (Mycetophilidae) into attempting oviposition(More)
Genistein and daidzein are two estrogenic compounds derived from plants, especially legumes. This research begins to explore their environmental fate, focusing on direct and indirect photolysis. UV-visible spectra for both compounds at varying pH values were taken, the pK(a) values for both compounds were measured, and UV-visible spectra for each(More)
Phytoestrogens are endocrine active compounds derived from plants, including the isoflavones genistein and daidzein, and their methylated derivatives biochanin A and formononetin. These compounds have been detected at the µg/L level in the effluents of plant-processing industries and municipal treatment plants and at the ng/L level in surface waters(More)
Isoflavones are compounds whose presence in the aquatic environment is increasingly recognized and may be of concern due to their potential to act as endocrine disruptors. Sorption to particles may be a relevant removal mechanism for isoflavones. This work investigated the influence of pH, ionic strength, and sediment composition on sorption of genistein(More)
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