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The three-spined stickleback as an environmental sentinel: effects of stressors on whole-body physiological indices

Pottinger, Tom G.; Carrick, T.R.; Yeomans, W.E.. 2002 The three-spined stickleback as an environmental sentinel: effects of stressors on whole-body physiological indices. Journal of Fish Biology, 61 (1). 207-229. 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2002.tb01747.x

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Abstract/Summary

Indicators of a generalised stress response (changes in cortisol, glucose, RNA:DNA ratio and total protein) when measured in whole-body preparations of individual sticklebacks display significant alterations in response to acute (hours) and chronic (days) disturbances and food withdrawal. In addition, changes in alkali-labile phosphorous, a specific biomarker of exposure to estrogenic contaminants, can be detected in whole-body preparations of estrogen-exposed sticklebacks confirming that the measurement of biomarkers normally assessed in a specific tissue can be equally possible in whole fish.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2002.tb01747.x
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Environmental Chemistry & Pollution
ISSN: 0022-1112
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: NOTICE: The attached document is the author’s final manuscript version of the journal article, incorporating any revisions agreed during the peer review process. Some differences between this and the publisher’s version remain. You are advised to consult the publisher’s version if you wish to cite from this article. The definitive version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com
Additional Keywords: three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, stress, pollution, toxicology, biomarkers, cortisol
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Zoology
Biology and Microbiology
Date made live: 24 Jun 2015 12:19 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510790

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