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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Tim Verslycke

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Publications
»Copepod diapause
»Lobster Shell Disease
»Crustacean molting receptor
»Lobster Shell Disease
»Mysids as test models for endocrine disruption testing
»Chlorotriazines in the Scheldt estuary
»Energy allocation in grasshopper
»Estrogens in Scheldt estuary
»Marsupial development in mysids to evaluate endocrine disruption
»B[a]P effects on steroid metabolism in mysid
»Ciona CYP3 genes
»Methoprene, nonylphenol, and estrone effects on mysid vitellogenesis
»Methoprene effects on mysid molting
»Mysid growth
»Mysid vitellin ELISA
»Mysid vitellin
»An analytical method to detect estrogens in water
»High levels of endocrine disruptors in wild mysid populations
»Energy allocation in wild mysid populations
»Cellular energy allocation validation with scope for growth
»Dolphin delivery prediction
»PhD thesis
»Endocrine disruptor effects on steroid and energy metabolism in mysid
»Mysid review
»TBT effects on steroid metabolism in mysid
»Metal mixture toxicity to mysid
»TBT effects on energy metabolism in mysid
»dichlorobenzene effects in zebrafish
»Ethinylestradiol effects on amphipod sexual development
»Metabolic studies with mysids
»Abiotic stress and energy metabolism in mysid
»Induced vitellogenesis in rainbow trout
»Steroid metabolism in mysid
»Endocrine disruption in freshwater snails
»Invasive mysid in Belgium


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Tim Verslycke, An Ghekiere, Colin Janssen, Seasonal and spatial patterns in cellular energy allocation in the estuarine mysid Neomysis integer (Crustacea: Mysidacea) of the Scheldt estuary (The Netherlands), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 306 (2): 245-267, 2004

The seasonal and spatial patterns in cellular energy allocation of the estuarine mysid Neomysis integer (Leach, 1814) were investigated in the Scheldt estuary over a 2-year period. Using the recently developed cellular energy allocation (CEA) assay, energy reserves (protein, lipid and sugar) and energy consumption (as derived from the cellular respiration rate) were integrated into a general indicator of physiological stress. Total energy reserves were relatively unaffected by sampling season or location, whereas the individual energy reserve fractions of N. integer were differentially influenced by sampling location and season. Seasonal effects were apparent for mysid weight and were related to the population biology, whereas spatial effects on the weight of N. integer may depend on pollution-induced effects on cellular energy allocation in the two most upstream sites (Bath and Doel). These upstream sites coincide with the most polluted part of the sampled area and were characterized by a significant increase in energy consumption, resulting in a significantly lower CEA. Due to the recent amelioration in the oxygen concentration at these sites, it can be expected that N. integer will migrate further upstream, similar to what is observed in other European estuaries. It will, therefore, be important to assess the physiological consequences and potential population effects on mysids from these polluted areas in the Scheldt estuary. This study provides evidence that the CEA assay has potential under field conditions as an in situ biomarker of pollutant effects. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2004.01.014

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