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Nonlethal laparoscopic detection of intersex (testicular oocytes) in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, February 2017
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Title
Nonlethal laparoscopic detection of intersex (testicular oocytes) in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
Published in
Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, February 2017
DOI 10.1002/etc.3716
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Authors

Alexander H. MacLeod, Vicki S. Blazer, Mark A. Matsche, Lance T. Yonkos

Abstract

Intersex in wild fish populations has received considerable attention in the scientific literature and public media. Conventional detection of testicular oocytes (TO), the presence of immature oocytes within testis of male fish, employs transverse sectioning of excised testis and is lethal. This present study used a non-lethal laparoscopic technique to collect biopsies of testis from black bass, entering the body cavity via the genital pore. Detection of TO was compared between biopsy and conventional methods using 79 smallmouth bass (SMB) Micropterus dolomieu from 8 sites and 68 largemouth bass (LMB) M. salmoides from 4 sites. Both methods performed similarly at sites where TO severity was moderate or high (6 of 8 SMB sites) while transverse sectioning resulted in superior TO detection at sites where severity was low (2 of 8 SMB sites and all 4 LMB sites). In SMB, TO prevalence by transverse and biopsy methods was strongly correlated across sites (r(2)  = 0.81) and severity reported by enumeration of TO was moderately correlated across sites (r(2 ) = 0.59). Survival of a subset of LMB (n = 20) to 28-d after laparoscopic surgery was 90%. This research indicates that laparoscopy may be useful for monitoring the prevalence and severity of TO in Micropterus species, particularly when lethal sampling is precluded. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 29%
Researcher 1 14%
Other 1 14%
Unknown 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 71%
Environmental Science 1 14%
Unknown 1 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 14 November 2018.
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#7,439,570
of 13,799,368 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
#2,323
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#115,152
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Outputs of similar age from Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry
#38
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