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- Gagnaire, Beatrice; Gagné, François; André, Chantale; Blaise, Christian; Abbaci, Khedidja; Budzinski, Hélène; Dévier, Marie-Hélène; Garric, Jeanne
- Aquatic toxicology 2009 v.92 no.3 pp. 155-167
- endocrine-disrupting chemicals; Gastropoda; biomarkers; histology; animal reproduction; snails; gonads; lipids; phosphates; reproductive toxicology; abiotic stress; vitellogenin; France
- ... The occurrence in aquatic environments of compounds capable of acting as endocrine disruptors (ED) is of concern for wildlife. Elevated levels of the egg-yolk precursor protein vitellogenin (Vg) are widely accepted as a biomarker for xenoestrogen exposure in aquatic organisms. The purpose of this study was to develop a method for tracking changes in levels of Vg-like proteins in gastropods. Vg-lik ...