Immune status, carotenoid coloration, and wing feather growth in relation to organochlorine pollutants in great black-backed gulls.

@article{Bustnes2007ImmuneSC,
  title={Immune status, carotenoid coloration, and wing feather growth in relation to organochlorine pollutants in great black-backed gulls.},
  author={Jan Ove Bustnes and Kai Ove Kristiansen and Morten Helberg},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={96-102}
}
Previous ecotoxicological studies have documented relationships between residues of various organochlorines (OCs) and immune status, carotenoid colors, and wing feather growth in different bird species. In this study, the density of white blood cells (WBC), carotenoid colors, and length of the same feathers on each wing were measured in breeding great black-backed gulls (Larus marinus) on the coast of northern Norway, and related to the blood residues of five OCs, including HCB… CONTINUE READING
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