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Endocrine active contaminants in aquatic systems and intersex in common sport fishes

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, September 2016
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Title
Endocrine active contaminants in aquatic systems and intersex in common sport fishes
Published in
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, September 2016
DOI 10.1002/etc.3607
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Lee Pow, Crystal S.D., Law, J. Mac, Kwak, Thomas J., Cope, W. Gregory, Rice, James A., Kullman, Seth W., Aday, D. Derek, Lee Pow, Crystal S D, Law, J Mac, Kwak, Thomas J, Cope, W Gregory, Rice, James A, Kullman, Seth W, Aday, D Derek, Crystal S. D. Lee Pow, J. Mac Law, Thomas J. Kwak, W. Gregory Cope, James A. Rice, Seth W. Kullman, D. Derek Aday

Abstract

Male fish are susceptible to developing intersex, a condition characterized by the presence of testicular oocytes. In the present study, the relationship between intersex and exposure to estrogenic endocrine active contaminants (EACs) was assessed for 2 genera of sport fish, Micropterus and Lepomis, at 20 riverine sites. Seasonal trends and relationships between EACs and intersex (prevalence and severity) were examined at varying putative sources of EACs throughout North Carolina, identified as 'point', 'non-point' and 'reference' sites. Intersex was identified in both genera, where we documented it for the first time in wild-caught Lepomis. Intersex was more prevalent (59.8%) and more severe (1.6 mean rank) in Micropterus, which was highly correlated to EACs in sediment. In contrast, intersex was less common (9.9%) and less severe (0.2 mean rank) in Lepomis and was highly correlated to EACs in the water column. We found that concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, industrial EACs and estrogens were highest at point source sites, but identified no source type variation in the prevalence or severity of intersex; nor were there seasonal trends in intersex or EAC concentrations. Our results associate genus-specific prevalence of intersex with specific EAC classes in common sport fishes with biological, ecological and conservation implications. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 5%
Unknown 19 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 30%
Student > Master 3 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 15%
Researcher 3 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 10%
Other 3 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 35%
Environmental Science 4 20%
Unspecified 2 10%
Chemistry 2 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 5%
Other 4 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. 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 April 2017.
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#2,432,539
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