Endocrine disruption, reproductive cycle and pollutants in Blue Mussels Mytilus edulis

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

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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
EditorsN Hamamura, S Suzuki, Sonia Mendo, CM Barroso, H Iwata, S Tanabe
PublisherTERRAPUB
Pages121-126
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2010

Keywords

  • endocrine disruption

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