Widespread occurrence of intersex in black basses (Micropterus spp.) from U.S. rivers, 1995-2004.

@article{Hinck2009WidespreadOO,
  title={Widespread occurrence of intersex in black basses (Micropterus spp.) from U.S. rivers, 1995-2004.},
  author={Jo Ellen Hinck and Vicki S Blazer and Christopher J Schmitt and Diana M. Papoulias and Donald E. Tillitt},
  journal={Aquatic toxicology},
  year={2009},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={60-70}
}
Intersex occurrence in freshwater fishes was evaluated for nine river basins in the United States. Testicular oocytes (predominantly male testes containing female germ cells) were the most pervasive form of intersex observed, even though similar numbers of male (n=1477) and female (n=1633) fish were examined. Intersex was found in 3% of the fish collected. The intersex condition was observed in four of the 16 species examined (25%) and in fish from 34 of 111 sites (31%). Intersex was not found… CONTINUE READING
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