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Jessica K. Leet, Heather E. Gall and Maria S. Sepúlveda A review of studies on androgen and estrogen exposure in fish early life stages: effects on gene and hormonal control of sexual differentiation Journal of Applied Toxicology 31

Version of Record online: 10 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/jat.1682

Even at low concentrations hormones in the environment are of concern for teleost fishes, especially at early life stages. This review is a brief overview of the sources of steroid hormones in the environment, sex differentiation in fish and publications on early life stage fish exposed to various hormones found in the environment. The publications reviewed mainly focus on modes of action and effects of androgens and estrogens on sex differentiation and gonadal development in various model fish species.

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