The Consequences of Feminization in Breeding Groups of Wild Fish

  title={The Consequences of Feminization in Breeding Groups of Wild Fish},
  author={Catherine A. Harris and Patrick B Hamilton and Tamsin J. Runnalls and Veronica Vinciotti and Alan Henshaw and Dave S Hodgson and Tobias S. Coe and Susan Jobling and Charles R. Tyler and John P. Sumpter},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND The feminization of nature by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) is a key environmental issue affecting both terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. A crucial and as yet unanswered question is whether EDCs have adverse impacts on the sustainability of wildlife populations. There is widespread concern that intersex fish are reproductively compromised, with potential population-level consequences. However, to date, only in vitro sperm quality data are available in support of this… CONTINUE READING


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