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Bisphenol A induces feminization in Xenopus laevis tadpoles.
To evaluate possible estrogenic effects of bisphenol A (BPA) in an amphibian model, Xenopus laevis tadpoles were exposed to BPA and 17beta-estradiol (E2) during larval development. AfterExpand
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A critical analysis of the biological impacts of plasticizers on wildlife
This review provides a critical analysis of the biological effects of the most widely used plasticizers, including dibutyl phthalate, diethylhexyl phthalate, dimethyl phthalate, butyl benzylExpand
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The Dark Side of Light: A Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for Light Pollution Policy
Although the invention and widespread use of artificial light is clearly one of the most important human technological advances, the transformation of nightscapes is increasingly recognized as havingExpand
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Functional genomics and sexual differentiation in amphibians.
In Xenopus laevis the basic mechanisms underlying sexual differentiation were investigated by determining time courses of sexual steroids and their corresponding receptors during complete larvalExpand
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Exposure to human pharmaceuticals Carbamazepine, Ibuprofen and Bezafibrate causes molecular effects in Dreissena polymorpha.
Carbamazepine (CBZ), Ibuprofen (IBU) and Bezafibrate (BEZ) were tested for their potential to bioaccumulate and provoke molecular changes in the non-target organism Dreissena polymorpha. mRNA changesExpand
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Water Quality and Heavy Metal Monitoring in Water, Sediments, and Tissues of the African Catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) from the River Nile, Egypt
Water quality of the river Nile and trace elements of the water, sediments and fish tissues were investigated in the current work. Eighteen different sampling points were selected along the wholeExpand
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Uncoupling protein 1 in fish uncovers an ancient evolutionary history of mammalian nonshivering thermogenesis.
Uncoupling proteins (UCPs) increase proton leakage across the inner mitochondrial membrane. Thereby, UCP1 in brown adipose tissue dissipates proton motive force as heat. This mechanism ofExpand
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Androgenic and antiandrogenic activities in water and sediment samples from the river Lambro, Italy, detected by yeast androgen screen and chemical analyses.
The river Lambro is the most polluted tributary of the river Po in North Italy and was chosen as a representative water course discharging industrialized areas. Water and sediment samples of theExpand
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The development of functional digestive and metabolic organs in turbot, Scophthalmus maximus
The functional status of organ systems involved into the processing of exogenous food is critical for the survival and growth of fish early life stages. The present study on laboratory-reared larvalExpand
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Does Atrazine Influence Larval Development and Sexual Differentiation in Xenopus laevis?
  • W. Kloas, I. Lutz, +4 authors A. Hosmer
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Toxicological sciences : an official journal of…
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Debate and controversy exists concerning the potential for the herbicide atrazine to cause gonadal malformations in developing Xenopus laevis. Following review of the existing literature the U.S.Expand
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