Meredith E B Bohannon

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Environmental pollutants encompass a vast array of compounds. Most studies in birds have focused on toxicological effects, with little attention to non-lethal effects. Consequently, it has proven difficult to assess potential risk associated with exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Assessing potential adverse effects due to exposure is(More)
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) from a variety of sources occur widely in the environment, but relationships between exposure to EDCs and long term effects on bird populations can be difficult to prove. Embryonic exposure to EDCs may be particularly detrimental, with potential long-term effects on reproduction and ultimately individual fitness.(More)
The avian embryo is an excellent model for testing adverse developmental effects of environmental chemicals, and uptake and movement of xenobiotics within the egg compartments. 14 C 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (14 C PCB 77) was injected into Japanese quail eggs prior to incubation at embryonic day 0 (ED0) either onto the air cell or into the albumen. All(More)
Title of Document: EFFECTS OF PCB EXPOSURE ON HEPATIC GENE EXPRESSION AND ENZYME ACTIVITY IN AVIAN SPECIES Meredith E. Bohannon, Doctor of Philosophy, 2014 Directed By: Professor M.A. Ottinger, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a class of anthropogenic chemical compounds used by industry from the 1940s until the(More)
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