The consequences of feminization in breeding groups of wild fish.
Hodgson, David J.
Tyler, Charles R.
Sumpter, John P.
Environmental Health Perspectives
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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 hypothesis.
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notes: PMCID: PMC3059991
types: Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Environmental Health Perspectives, 2011, Vol. 119, Issue 3, pp. 306 – 311 Reproduced with permission from Environmental Health Perspectives, http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/ Copyright ©2011 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Environmental Health Perspectives, 2011, Vol. 119, Issue 3, pp. 306 - 311
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