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Atrazine reduces reproduction in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas): raw data report

March 6, 2014

The herbicide, atrazine, routinely is observed in surface and groundwaters, particularly in the “corn belt” region, a high-use area of the United States. Atrazine has demonstrated effects on reproduction in mammals and amphibians, but the characterization of endocrine-related effects in fish has received only limited attention. Peak concentrations of atrazine in surface water of streams from these agricultural areas coincide with annual spawning events of native fishes. Consequently, there was an unacceptable level of uncertainty in our understanding of the risks associated with the periods of greatest atrazine exposure and greatest vulnerability of certain species of fishes. For this reason, a study of the effects of atrazine on fathead minnow reproduction was undertaken (Tillitt and others, 2010). This report provides the raw data from that study.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title Atrazine reduces reproduction in fathead minnow (<i>Pimephales promelas</i>): raw data report
DOI 10.3133/ds805
Authors Donald E. Tillitt, Diana M. Papoulias, Jeffrey J. Whyte, Catherine A. Richter
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Data Series
Series Number 805
Index ID ds805
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Columbia Environmental Research Center