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

An Ghekiere, Nancy Fockedey, Tim Verslycke, Magda Vincx, Colin Janssen, Marsupial development in the mysid Neomysis integer (Crustacea: Mysidacea) to evaluate the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 66(1): 9-15, 2007

Embryonic development is a crucial time window within an organism's life history. Relatively few studies have focused on understanding the potential effects of endocrine disruptors on embryogenesis in invertebrates. Mysids (Crustacea: Mysidacea) have been used extensively in regulatory toxicity testing and they are the only invertebrate model currently included in the U.S. EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening and Testing Program. We developed a method for studying mysid embryonic development in multiwell plates until the release of free-swimming juveniles. This method was used to evaluate the potential effects of the insecticide methoprene, a juvenile hormone analog, on mysid embryogenesis. Embryos were exposed to nominal concentrations 0.01, 1, and 100 μg methoprene/L. Average percentage survival, hatching success, total development time and duration of each developmental stage were analyzed. Embryos exposed to 1 and 100 μg methoprene/L had a significantly lower hatching success and lower survival rates. Our study indicates that in vitro embryogenesis can be used as a valuable tool to study the impact of endocrine disruptors in mysids.

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