Biological effects of contaminants: Use of imposex in the dogwhelk (Nucella lapillus) as a bioindicator of tributyltin pollution.
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Gibbs, P. E.
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This document describes a method for detecting contamination of the marine environment by tributyltin (TBT) using a sensitive neogastropod, the dogwhelk Nucella lapillus (L.), as a bioindicator. Exposure of female N. lapillus to TBT induces masculinization; this induction of masculinization has been termed 'imposex'. The indices that have been employed to measure imposex in N. lapillus are described here, together with a brief account of the biology of this organism......
PublisherInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Series;NrICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences; 24
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeStandard Operating Procedure
CitationGibbs, P. E. (1999) Biological effects of contaminants: Use of imposex in the dogwhelk (Nucella lapillus) as a bioindicator of tributyltin pollution. ICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences, No. 24, 29pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-272