Endocrine Disruption, Reproductive Cycle and Pollutants in Blue Mussel Mytilus edulis

Corina Ciocan, Mirel Puinean, Elena Cubero Leon, Elizabeth Hill, Christophe Minier, Makoto Osada, Naoki Itoh, Jeanette Rotchell

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterpeer-review


    Adult Mytilus edulis were exposed to environmentally relevant
    concentrations of 17β-estradiol in seawater for 10 days. Exposure was performed to assess effects on vitellogenin mRNA expression during early gametogenesis stages. The results show an increase in VTG expression, in contrast with previous experiments where no statistically significant change in the expression of VTG in ripe mussels was recorded.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInterdisciplinary Studies on Environmental Chemistry — Biological Responses to Contaminants
    EditorsNatsuko Hamamura, Satoru Suzuki, Sónia Mendo, Carlos M. Barroso, Hisato Iwata, Shinsuke Tanabe
    Place of PublicationTokyo
    ISBN (Print) 9784887041523
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2010


    Dive into the research topics of 'Endocrine Disruption, Reproductive Cycle and Pollutants in Blue Mussel Mytilus edulis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this