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Tumours in white suckers from Lake Michigan tributaries: pathology and prevalence

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Fish Diseases, August 2016
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Title
Tumours in white suckers from Lake Michigan tributaries: pathology and prevalence
Published in
Journal of Fish Diseases, August 2016
DOI 10.1111/jfd.12520
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Authors

V S Blazer, H L Walsh, R P Braham, C M Hahn, P Mazik, P B McIntyre

Abstract

The prevalence and histopathology of neoplastic lesions were assessed in white sucker Catostomus commersonii captured at two Lake Michigan Areas of Concern (AOCs), the Sheboygan River and Milwaukee Estuary. Findings were compared to those observed at two non-AOC sites, the Root and Kewaunee rivers. At each site, approximately 200 adult suckers were collected during their spawning migration. Raised skin lesions were observed at all sites and included discrete white spots, mucoid plaques on the body surface and fins and large papillomatous lesions on lips and body. Microscopically, hyperplasia, papilloma and squamous cell carcinoma were documented. Liver neoplasms were also observed at all sites and included both hepatocellular and biliary tumours. Based on land use, the Kewaunee River was the site least impacted by human activities previously associated with fish tumours and had significantly fewer liver neoplasms when compared to the other sites. The proportion of white suckers with liver tumours followed the same patterns as the proportion of urban land use in the watershed: the Milwaukee Estuary had the highest prevalence, followed by the Root, Sheboygan and Kewaunee rivers. The overall skin neoplasm (papilloma and carcinoma) prevalence did not follow the same pattern, although the percentage of white suckers with squamous cell carcinoma exhibited a similar relationship to land use. Testicular tumours (seminoma) were observed at both AOC sites but not at the non-AOC sites. Both skin and liver tumours were significantly and positively associated with age but not sex.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 6%
United States 1 6%
Unknown 16 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 2 11%
Other 2 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 11%
Student > Postgraduate 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Other 4 22%
Unknown 4 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 39%
Environmental Science 4 22%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 6%
Chemistry 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 May 2017.
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