Agriculture Alters Gonadal Form and Function in the Toad Bufo marinus

BACKGROUND Many agricultural contaminants disrupt endocrine systems of wildlife. However, evidence of endocrine disruption in wild amphibians living in agricultural areas has been controversial. Typically, studies on the effects of pollutants on wildlife attempt to compare polluted with unpolluted sites. OBJECTIVES We took a novel approach to address this… CONTINUE READING