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TBT-induced imposex related to age and length in Buccinum undatum at two localities in Balsfjorden
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2009-06-08)
Background: The organotin compound tributyltin (TBT), used as an antifouling agent in ship hull paint, is known to cause imposex in several species of marine gastropods. Imposex is the imposition of male sexual characteristics on females, and can lead to female sterility. The common whelk, Buccinum undatum, is a common species in Norway and has received attention for its export potential. Because ...