Accession Number : ADA495519


Title :   The Effects of Ammonium Perchlorate on Reproduction and Development of Amphibians


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER DEPT OF ZOOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Dumont, James


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a495519.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : The objectives of this SERDP project were to examine the long-term effects of perchlorate on developing amphibians (e.g., growth, metamorphosis) and on the general health and reproductive capacity of adult females. The studies examined the effects of perchlorate present in the water as well as perchlorate available through the food chain. Because perchlorate competes for iodine binding sites in the thyroid, the addition of iodine to culture water was examined to determine if perchlorate effects can be mitigated. Finally, perchlorate is known to affect normal pigmentation of amphibian embryos. The effects of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation on pigment-altered embryos were examined.


Descriptors :   *REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY) , *AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE , *AMPHIBIANS , METAMORPHOSIS , GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY) , IODINE , THYROID GLAND , ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION , EMBRYOS


Subject Categories : Biology
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE