Green turtle fibropapillomatosis: challenges to assessing the role of environmental cofactors.

@article{Herbst1995GreenTF,
  title={Green turtle fibropapillomatosis: challenges to assessing the role of environmental cofactors.},
  author={Lawrence H. Herbst and Paul A. Klein},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1995},
  volume={103},
  pages={27 - 30}
}
Green turtle fibropapillomatosis (GTFP) is a growing threat to the survival of green turtle (Chelonia mydas) populations worldwide. Recent transmission studies point to an infectious etiology. Several field studies suggest that high GTFP prevalence is associated with marine habitats that have been impacted by agricultural, industrial, or urban development. Environmental contaminants could be involved in GTFP through several plausible mechanisms including cocarcinogenesis and contaminant-induced… CONTINUE READING

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