Expression of biotransformation and oxidative stress genes in the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii exposed to chlordecone.

@article{Gaume2015ExpressionOB,
  title={Expression of biotransformation and oxidative stress genes in the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii exposed to chlordecone.},
  author={B{\'e}atrice Gaume and Nathalie Dodet and J. N. Thome and Soazig Lemoine},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 11},
  pages={7991-8002}
}
Chlordecone is a persistent organochlorine pesticide widely used between 1972 and 1993 in the French West Indies to control the root borer in banana fields. Chlordecone use resulted in long-term pollution of soils, contamination of waters, of aquatic organisms, and of fields. Chlordecone is known to be neurotoxic, to increase prostate cancer, and to have negative effects on cognitive and motor development during infancy. In Guadeloupe, most of the freshwater species living in contaminated… CONTINUE READING
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