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Long-term 2007-2013 monitoring of reproductive disturbance in the dun sentinel Assiminea grayana with regard to polymeric materials pollution at the coast of Lower Saxony, North Sea, Germany

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Watermann, Burkard T. ; Löder, Martin ; Herlyn, Marc ; Daehne, Bernd ; Thomsen, A. ; Gall, Kristina:
Long-term 2007-2013 monitoring of reproductive disturbance in the dun sentinel Assiminea grayana with regard to polymeric materials pollution at the coast of Lower Saxony, North Sea, Germany.
In: Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Vol. 24 (2016) Issue 4 . - pp. 3352-3362.
ISSN 1614-7499
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-8058-2

Abstract in another language

During biological effect monitoring studies of endocrine active compounds with the snail Assiminea grayana in 2007–2013, reproductive disorders including atresia, transformation of capsule/albumen glands into prostates in females and ovotestis, transformation of prostates to capsule/albumen glands, disruption of spermatogenesis, and calcification of tubules in males, were encountered in several years. The search of sources of endocrine active substances was first directed to antifouling biocides from paint particles and extended to leaching compounds from polymeric materials. In contrast to the reference sites, most of the observed disorders occurred at a station near harbors and dockyards polluted with residues from antifouling paints and polymeric materials. Beside of investigations about the potential ingestion of polymer particles by the snails, further investigations of compounds of polymeric materials with endocrine potential should follow.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER138764
Keywords: Assiminea grayana; Snails; Reproductive disorder; Antifouling biocides; Microplastics; Paint flakes
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 08:43
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 08:43
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/41416