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Predator avoidance performance of larval fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) following short-term exposure to estrogen mixtures

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2009

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McGee, Meghan R, Julius, Matthew L, Vajda, Alan M, Norris, David O, Barber, Larry B, and Schoenfuss, Heiko L, 2009, Predator avoidance performance of larval fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) following short-term exposure to estrogen mixtures: Aquatic Toxicology, v. 91, iss. 4, p. 355-361.

Summary

Aquatic organisms exposed to endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) at early life-stages may have reduced reproductive fitness via disruption of reproductive and non-reproductive behavioral and physiological pathways. Survival to reproductive age relies upon optimal non-reproductive trait expression, such as adequate predator avoidance responses, which may be impacted through EDC exposure. During a predator–prey confrontation, larval fish use an innate C-start escape behavior to rapidly move away from an approaching threat. We tested the hypotheses that (1) larval fathead minnows exposed to estrogens, a primary class of EDCs, singularly or in mixture, suffer a reduced ability to perform an innate C-start behavior when faced with a threat [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Tue Apr 23 15:04:53 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Chemical Transformations in Water Reclamation and Reuse.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b8e4b04b508bfd335b">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b8e4b04b508bfd335b</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1016/j.aquatox.2008.12.002

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