Responses of mud snails from low and high imposex sites to sex pheromones.

@article{Straw2004ResponsesOM,
  title={Responses of mud snails from low and high imposex sites to sex pheromones.},
  author={Jessica Straw and Dan Rittschof},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2004},
  volume={48 11-12},
  pages={1048-54}
}
Imposex, male secondary sexual characteristics in female snails, is a morphological indicator of sub-lethal exposure to organotin compounds. The relation between imposex and behavioral responses to sex pheromones was studied. Responses of snails to sex specific pheromones were determined in laboratory assays. Females and males from a low imposex site and females, imposex females and males from a high imposex site were tested. The snails from the low imposex site showed the expected strong… CONTINUE READING

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