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Fish and wildlife species as sentinels of environmental endocrine disruption

June 9, 2009

This chapter provides an overview of the history and criteria for use of captive and free-ranging fish and wildlife (amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) species as sentinels of potential environmental endocrine disruption. Biochemical, behavioral, physiological, immunological, genetic, reproductive, developmental, and ecological correlates of endocrine disruption in these sentinels are presented and reviewed. In addition, data needs to promote better use of sentinel species in the assessment of endocrine disruption are discussed.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1998
Title Fish and wildlife species as sentinels of environmental endocrine disruption
DOI
Authors S.R. Sheffield, J.M. Matter, B. A. Rattner, P.D. Guiney
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
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Series Number
Index ID 5210876
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center