Identification of reproduction-specific genes associated with maturation and estrogen exposure in a marine bivalve Mytilus edulis

Corina Ciocan, E. Cubero-Leon, C. Minier, J.M. Rotchell

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Abstract

While it is established that vertebrate-like steroids, particularly estrogens (estradiol, estrone) and androgens (testosterone), are present in various tissues of molluscs, it is still unclear what role these play in reproductive endocrinology in such organisms. This is despite the significant commercial shellfishery interest in several bivalve species and their decline.The differentially expressed mRNAs isolated provide evidence that mussels may be impacted by exogenous estrogen exposure.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume6
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2011

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© 2011 Ciocan et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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