Effects of Di-butyl Phthalate (DBP) on Developing Medaka Embryos

  title={Effects of Di-butyl Phthalate (DBP) on Developing Medaka Embryos},
  author={Sherry Y. Q. Tang},
Plasticizers are chemical additives that en­ hance plastic flexibility. They are ubiquitous environmental contaminants and are com­ monly found in river and lake waters (Fromme et al 2002). The present study aimed to inves­ tigate the effects of a water-soluble plasticizer, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) on developing Me­ daka (Oryzias latipes) embryos. Three concen­ trations of DBP (51J.8/L, 251J.8/L, and 451'g/L) were used to treat groups of 10 eggs, and death, developmental stages, and any… CONTINUE READING

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