Interdisciplinary Studies on Environmental Chemistry — Biological Responses to Contaminants: Endocrine Disruption, Reproductive Cycle and Pollutants in Blue Mussel Mytilus edulis

, Corina Ciocan, Mirel Puinean, Elena Cubero Leon

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

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
Place of PublicationTokyo
PublisherTERRAPUB
Number of pages6
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9784887041523
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • vitellogenin
  • biomarkers
  • marine pollution
  • gene expression

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