SOURCES OF LOCAL VARIATION IN POLYNUCLEAR AROMATIC HYDROCARBON AND PESTICIDE BODY BURDEN IN OYSTERS (CRASSOSTREA-VIRGINICA) FROM GALVESTON BAY, TEXAS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 1. Eggs and sperm contain significantly more PAH (polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon) than somatic tissues in oysters (Crassostrea virginica) taken from Galveston Bay. 2. The quantity of gonadal material was the most important correlate of PAH body burden. 3. Eggs, but not sperm, were enriched in chlorinated compounds (e.g. DDD, chlordane), while both eggs and sperm were enriched in total PCBs relative to somatic tissue. 4. Oysters may lose up to 50% of their total body burden of certain PAHs and pesticides in a single spawn. 1993.

published proceedings

  • COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY C-PHARMACOLOGY TOXICOLOGY & ENDOCRINOLOGY

author list (cited authors)

  • ELLIS, M. S., CHOI, K. S., WADE, T. L., POWELL, E. N., JACKSON, T. J., & LEWIS, D. H.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • ELLIS, MS||CHOI, KS||WADE, TL||POWELL, EN||JACKSON, TJ||LEWIS, DH

publication date

  • November 1993