Effects of the synthetic estrogen, 17alpha-ethinylestradiol, on aggression and courtship behavior in male zebrafish (Danio rerio).

@article{Colman2009EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the synthetic estrogen, 17alpha-ethinylestradiol, on aggression and courtship behavior in male zebrafish (Danio rerio).},
  author={Jamie R Colman and David Baldwin and Lyndal L. Johnson and Nathaniel L Scholz},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={91 4},
  pages={346-54}
}
The synthetic estrogen, 17alpha-ethinylestradiol (EE(2)), is the active component in oral contraceptive pills. It is excreted from the human body in high amounts and released via sewage treatment plant effluent into aquatic environments. In fish, estrogen receptors have strong binding affinities for EE(2), and exposure raises the possibility of adverse neuroendocrine responses in aquatic animals. In the present study we explored the effects of dissolved-phase EE(2) on the dynamics of male-male… CONTINUE READING

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