Herbicides: Feminization of male frogs in the wild

  title={Herbicides: Feminization of male frogs in the wild},
  author={Tyrone Hayes and Kelly M. Haston and Mable Tsui and Anhthu Hoang and Cathryn Haeffele and Aaron Vonk},
Atrazine is the most commonly used herbicide in the United States and probably in the world. Here we investigate the effects of exposure to water-borne atrazine contamination on wild leopard frogs (Rana pipiens) in different regions of the United States and find that 10–92% of males show gonadal abnormalities such as retarded development and hermaphroditism. These results are supported by laboratory observations, which together highlight concerns over the biological effects of environmental… CONTINUE READING
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