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Biochemistry and Physiology

In the Biochemistry and Physiology Branch, we study how contaminants, hypoxia, and nutrient deficiencies affect aquatic animal health and microbial ecosystem services. Additionally, we are developing Environmental DNA (eDNA) and metabarcoding methods to detect invasive and endangered species and characterize algal communities in aquatic ecosystems.

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Using Effects-Directed Analysis to test for Endocrine-Active Chemicals

Effects-directed analysis (EDA) reverse-engineers environmental toxicity testing by measuring effects on cells first, and identifying the particular chemicals later. In this publication, we reviewed published information on EDA methods to improve future methods.
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Using Effects-Directed Analysis to test for Endocrine-Active Chemicals

Effects-directed analysis (EDA) reverse-engineers environmental toxicity testing by measuring effects on cells first, and identifying the particular chemicals later. In this publication, we reviewed published information on EDA methods to improve future methods.
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Effects of Early Life Stage Exposure of Largemouth Bass to Atrazine or a Model Estrogen (17α-Ethinylestradiol)

Early development is a sensitive window for estrogenic endocrine disruption in largemouth bass. Atrazine treatments caused changes to gene expression patterns that were both similar to estrogen and distinct from estrogen.
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Effects of Early Life Stage Exposure of Largemouth Bass to Atrazine or a Model Estrogen (17α-Ethinylestradiol)

Early development is a sensitive window for estrogenic endocrine disruption in largemouth bass. Atrazine treatments caused changes to gene expression patterns that were both similar to estrogen and distinct from estrogen.
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Costs and Benefits of Nitrapyrin

In December 2020, our research group (as part of the Food Integrated Science Team) published a review of nitrapyrin costs and benefits in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
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Costs and Benefits of Nitrapyrin

In December 2020, our research group (as part of the Food Integrated Science Team) published a review of nitrapyrin costs and benefits in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
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Molecular Section: eDNA Research

Environmental DNA (eDNA) research at CERC focuses on the development and utility of eDNA tools as well as interpretation of eDNA data in real-world management applications. We work with academic, state, federal and international partners in developing standards and best practices for eDNA technology and exploring the factors that affect eDNA detection in the field. Our lab's eDNA research covers...
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Molecular Section: eDNA Research

Environmental DNA (eDNA) research at CERC focuses on the development and utility of eDNA tools as well as interpretation of eDNA data in real-world management applications. We work with academic, state, federal and international partners in developing standards and best practices for eDNA technology and exploring the factors that affect eDNA detection in the field. Our lab's eDNA research covers...
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Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Deficiency in Fish and Wildlife

In the last few decades, thiamine deficiency has been observed in fish and wildlife in the Great Lakes, Alaska, Sweden and several other areas in North America and Europe. Thiamine is an essential vitamin needed for cell function. Thiamine deficiency has been linked to neurological disorders, immunosuppression, and lower reproductive viability. These disorders potentially reduce populations of...
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Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Deficiency in Fish and Wildlife

In the last few decades, thiamine deficiency has been observed in fish and wildlife in the Great Lakes, Alaska, Sweden and several other areas in North America and Europe. Thiamine is an essential vitamin needed for cell function. Thiamine deficiency has been linked to neurological disorders, immunosuppression, and lower reproductive viability. These disorders potentially reduce populations of...
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High-Content Screening Alternative Toxicity Testing— Columbia, Missouri

About the ResearchThe Environmental Health Program works with toxicologists at the High-Content Screening Laboratory develop alternative toxicity testing to efficiently provide specific toxicity data to managers and regulators and prioritize compounds for further testing. Our high-content imaging capability provides a highly adaptable platform for early life stage fish toxicity testing at stages...
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High-Content Screening Alternative Toxicity Testing— Columbia, Missouri

About the ResearchThe Environmental Health Program works with toxicologists at the High-Content Screening Laboratory develop alternative toxicity testing to efficiently provide specific toxicity data to managers and regulators and prioritize compounds for further testing. Our high-content imaging capability provides a highly adaptable platform for early life stage fish toxicity testing at stages...
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