The Resource Aquatic and terrestrial exposure of amphibians to estrogenic endocrine disrupting contaminants, by Sara I. Méndez, (electronic resource)

Aquatic and terrestrial exposure of amphibians to estrogenic endocrine disrupting contaminants, by Sara I. Méndez, (electronic resource)

Label
Aquatic and terrestrial exposure of amphibians to estrogenic endocrine disrupting contaminants
Title
Aquatic and terrestrial exposure of amphibians to estrogenic endocrine disrupting contaminants
Statement of responsibility
by Sara I. Méndez
Title variation
Aquatic and terrestrial exposure of anuran amphibians to estrogenic endocrine disrupting contaminants
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hormones play an important role in shaping growth and development. Endocrine disrupting contaminants (EDCs) come from the external environment and can mimic or block internal hormone pathways. Many amphibians begin to develop major body systems, both reproductive and non-reproductive, while they are aquatic larvae. Because this critical period of development occurs in water, amphibian larvae can also be exposed to and surrounded by EDCs that find their way into the water via direct spraying, surface water runoff, and even rainfall. Further, as they metamorphose into terrestrial juveniles, they are subject to exposure on land, especially in agricultural landscapes. The main objective of my research was to investigate how low, ecologically relevant concentrations of EDCs (atrazine, estradiol) could impact both reproductive and non-reproductive endpoints, and further, how these effects might impact amphibian population persistence. The results presented in my thesis make important contributions to the literature in both reproductive and non-reproductive chemical exposure assessments. Moreover, this research emphasizes the importance of examining both aquatic and terrestrial exposure as well as reproductive and non-reproductive endpoints when investigating the impacts of EDC exposure on individuals and on population persistence
Cataloging source
MUU
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1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Méndez, Sara I.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Semlitsch, Raymond D.
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  • Endocrine toxicology
  • Reproductive toxicology
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Anura
  • Anura
Target audience
specialized
Label
Aquatic and terrestrial exposure of amphibians to estrogenic endocrine disrupting contaminants, by Sara I. Méndez, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 15, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Raymond D. Semlitsch
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
520968555
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 113 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)520968555
Label
Aquatic and terrestrial exposure of amphibians to estrogenic endocrine disrupting contaminants, by Sara I. Méndez, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on Feb 15, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Raymond D. Semlitsch
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
520968555
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 113 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)520968555

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