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

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Abstract

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
PublisherTERRAPUB
Pages121-126
Volume3
ISBN (Print) 9784887041523
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2010

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    Ciocan, C., Puinean, M., Cubero Leon, E., Hill, E., Minier, C., Osada, M., Itoh, N., & Rotchell, J. (2010). Endocrine Disruption, Reproductive Cycle and Pollutants in Blue Mussel Mytilus edulis. In N. Hamamura, S. Suzuki, S. Mendo, C. M. Barroso, H. Iwata, & S. Tanabe (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental Chemistry — Biological Responses to Contaminants (Vol. 3, pp. 121-126). TERRAPUB. https://www.terrapub.co.jp/onlineproceedings/ec/03/pdf/BR_03121.pdf