Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Tim Verslycke

»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

Gert F. Vandenbergh, Dominique Adriaens, Tim Verslycke, Colin R. Janssen, Effects of 17α-ethinylestradiol on sexual development of the amphipod Hyalella azteca, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 54(2): 216-222, 2003

The effects of the synthetic estrogen 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE) on sexual development of the freshwater amphipod Hyalella azteca was investigated. Organisms were exposed in a multigeneration experiment to EE concentrations ranging from 0.1 to 10 µg/L and the development of both external and internal sexual characteristics were studied. Second-generation male H. azteca exposed from gametogenesis until adulthood to 0.1 and 0.32 µg EE/L developed significantly smaller second gnathopods. The sex ratio of the populations exposed to EE for more than two generations tended, although not statistically significantly, to be in favor of females. Histological aberrations of the reproductive tract, i.e., indications of hermaphroditism, disturbed maturation of the germ cells, and disturbed spermatogenesis, of post-F1-generation males were observed in all EE exposures. These findings provide evidence that sexual development of H. azteca is affected by exposure to sublethal concentrations of EE. doi:10.1016/S0147-6513(02)00030-1

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