Hormonally-regulated functions in crustaceans as biomarkers of environmental pollution.

@article{Fingerman1998HormonallyregulatedFI,
  title={Hormonally-regulated functions in crustaceans as biomarkers of environmental pollution.},
  author={Milton Fingerman and Nicola C. Jackson and R. Nagabhushanam},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part C, Pharmacology, toxicology & endocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={120 3},
  pages={343-50}
}
The effects of organic and inorganic contaminants on functions regulated by hormones in crustaceans are being investigated with increasing frequency because several of these phenomena show promise of being useful biomarkers of environmental contamination. Heavy metals and organic compounds have been found in studies with crustaceans to negatively affect hormonally-regulated functions, specifically reproduction, molting, blood glucose level, and pigmentary effectors. Neurotransmitters, including… CONTINUE READING
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