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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, Colin Janssen, Effects of a changing abiotic environment on the energy metabolism in the estuarine mysid shrimp Neomysis integer (Crustacea: Mysidacea), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 279(1-2): 61-72, 2002

Adaptations to life in an estuary include a wide salinity tolerance, an extremely efficient osmoregulatory and respiratory physiology. These adaptive mechanisms are energy-consuming and relatively little data is available on the combined effects of abiotic stress factors on the energy metabolism of mysid shrimp. A new methodology (cellular energy allocation, CEA) to assess the energy budget was adopted for the estuarine crustacean Neomysis integer (Crustacea: Mysidacea). The biochemical composition of N. integer was determined: protein (7.39±1.81% wet weight), lipid (3.99±1.05% ww) and sugar (0.42±0.18% ww). To assess the effect of natural variability on the energy metabolic processes in N. integer, a fractional factorial test design was set up with different naturally (Westerscheldt estuary, The Netherlands) occurring combinations of temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen. The different abiotic factors had no significant effect on the energy metabolism of N. integer within the tested range. Temperature explained the decrease in lipid, protein and total energy reserves. Temperature, in general, had the most adverse effect on the CEA. Salinity was the most important factor explaining the effects on sugar reserves, with higher salinities causing an increased sugar demand. By modeling the influence of these abiotic stresses on the energy metabolism (CEA) of N. integer , it will be possible to use the CEA as an ecologically relevant biomarker of exposure to pollutants in estuaries. doi:10.1016/S0022-0981(02)00339-8

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