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ra0003s012 | Symposium 3: Risks and opportunities in wildlife reproduction | SRF2016

Molecular mechanisms of reproductive disruption in fish

Santos Eduarda M. , Uren Webster Tamsyn M. , Laing Lauren V. , Fitzgerald Jennifer A.

Over the last 30 years concerns have risen about the potential for environmental chemicals to cause reproductive effects on wildlife via disruption of endocrine signaling pathways. There are now hundreds of chemicals known to disrupt the endocrine system and a wide range of examples of adverse effects on wildlife, including the feminisation of fish in UK rivers, egg shell thinning in birds, demasculinisation of reptiles and imposex in mollusks.The aquati...