Vitellogenin induction in male fish has been widely used to detect exposure to xeno-estrogenic compounds (foreign compounds that act as estrogens). These are endocrine disrupting compounds which feminise males, reducing their fertility.
- Effects of xenoestogens in eels
- Effects of methoprene, nonylphenol and estrone on the vitellogenin production of opossum shrimp
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