Critical appraisal of the evidence for tributyltin-mediated endocrine disruption in mollusks
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Copyright © 1998 SETAC
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 37–43, January 1998
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Matthiessen, P. and Gibbs, P. E. (1998), Critical appraisal of the evidence for tributyltin-mediated endocrine disruption in mollusks. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 17: 37–43. doi: 10.1002/etc.5620170106
- Issue online: 26 OCT 2009
- Version of Record online: 26 OCT 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 JUL 1997
- Manuscript Received: 2 MAY 1997
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