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Endocrine disruption in the estuarine invertebrate Neomysis integer (Crustacea, Mysidacea)

Dutch title: Endocriene verstoring bij het invertebraat estuarien organisme Neomysis integer (Crustacea, Mysidacea)
Reference no: P102/178L0400
Period: October 1999 till September 2003
Status: Completed
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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Toegepaste ecologie en milieubiologie; Laboratorium voor Milieutoxicologie en aquatische ecologie; Onderzoeksgroep voor Milieutoxicologie (ECOTOX), more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT), more, sponsor

Abstract
There is growing concern on the possible detrimental effects of exposure to xenobiotic compounds that are capable of modulating or disrupting the endocrine system. This concern for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) is directed at both wildlife and humans. This research project uses an ecotoxicological approach and aims at examining the fundamental aspects of endocrine disruption in the estuarine invertebrate Neomysis integer exposed to abiotic and toxic stress by means of selected biomarkers. Both laboratory studies and field studies in de Westerschelde estuary will be used.

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