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Effects of tributyltin in molluscs whelks and others

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Unformatted text preview: lks and others snails suffered conversion of genotypic females to phenotypic males, developing a penis (imposex). The result was severe population declines from impaired reproduction. Penis Chlorinated Organic Chemicals and B caused In Europe and the US, DDT irds eggshell thinning. Chlorinated organics bind to estrogen receptors to disrupt normal hormone actions. Populations of bald and golden eagles, brown pelicans, peregrine falcons, kestrels and herring gulls all drastically declined. In the US, DDT was banned in 1972, allowing recove...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course ETX etx10 taught by Professor Rontjeerderma during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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