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Use of Fathead Minnows cDNA Microarrays to Screen for Estrogenic and Androgenic Chemicals in Surface Waters

Through this project, researchers hope to identify which genes in  the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) respond to estrogens and  androgens.  These compounds may occur in runoff from agricultural  lands and sewage treatment plants.  Researchers will develop a  sensitive and specific genetic test and determine its effectiveness  in evaluating the presence of estrogens and androgens in rivers.  This test will provide a means of early detection of environmental  stressors, allowing natural resource managers a timely way to reduce  the impact of these contaminants and preserve the health of the  ecosystem.

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Ira AdelmanPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 2 projects
Nancy DenslowResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Vivek KapurResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
Minnesota Sea Grant College Program $ 330,000.00USDEstimates

Funding 30 projects for a total of $2,568,917.00

Funding 2 projects for a total of $298,000.00
Scope of Study
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Cellular
Organism
Processes
Treatment / Manufacturing Processes
State Province
Minnesota
Annex Numbers
Research & Development
Surveillance and Monitoring
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Research & Development
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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