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
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