Disruption of sexual selection in sand gobies (Pomatoschistus minutus) by 17a-ethinyl estradiol, an endocrine disruptor

Minna Saaristo, John A. Craft, Kari Lehtonen, Heikki Björk, Kai Lindström

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Abstract

In aquatic environments, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that interfere with the reproductive physiology of males form a threat to the reproduction of populations. This is often manifested as decreased sexual performance or sterility among males. We show that exposure to EDCs can directly affect the mating system of a marine fish, the sand goby (Pomatoschistus minutus).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-537
Number of pages8
JournalHormones and Behavior
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009

Keywords

  • sand goby
  • sexual selection
  • endocrine disruptor
  • reproductive behavior
  • molecular biomarkers
  • Pomatoschistus

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