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Environmental Hormones The Scientific Basis of Endocrine Disruption (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, V. 948)

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Published by New York Academy of Sciences .
Written in English


  • Science: General Issues,
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Congresses,
  • Endocrine toxicology,
  • Environmental toxicology,
  • Reproductive toxicology,
  • Science/Mathematics

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Edition Notes

ContributionsJohn A. McLachlan (Editor), Louis J., Jr. Guillette (Editor), Taisen Iguchi (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12228569M
ISBN 101573313491
ISBN 109781573313490

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About this book Deals with plant growth and development as regulated by hormones and environment. The environmental cues that stimulate hormone synthesis and release, and the target brain regions in which they act, differ between males and females and among species. Further, hormones act within partially overlapping neural systems to regulate different components of courtship and mating. The 3rd edition of Hormones offers a comprehensive treatment of the hormones of humans all viewed from the context of current theories of their action in the framework of our current understanding their . This book provides current information on synthesis of plant hormones, how their concentrations are regulated, and how they modulate various plant processes. It details how plants sense and tolerate such factors as drought, salinity, and cold temperature, .

  The study of the relationship between the world around us and our hormones is called environmental endocrinology; Professor Sean Lema wrote in . In two separate studies, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists demonstrated that hormones such as estrogen can biodegrade in stream and groundwater environments. This is an important finding because the science, regulatory, and environmental communities have concerns about the environmental fate of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, such as hormones, in the human wastewaters discharged to the. Environmental Estrogens. Found internally, certain compounds are important biological signals; found in the environment, they can become just so much noise. John A. McLachlan and Steven F. Arnold. n many ways, the story of the pesti- cide DDT is the story of America's attitude toward synthetic chemicals in the environment. The endocrine system secretes hormones in response to environmental stimuli and to orchestrate developmental and reproductive changes. The adjustments brought on by the endocrine system are biochemical, changing the cell's internal and external chemistry to bring about a long term change in the body. These systems work together to maintain the.

  Book Description. Juvenile hormones (JHs) Modeling Biological Effects and Environmental Fate discusses the various modeling approaches that can be used to study the mechanism of action of JHs in insects and to estimate the adverse effects and the environmental fate of the juvenoids that mimic their activity. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: Biological Targets for Environmental Hormones during Development --Contrasting Phenotypes in Reproductive Tissues of Female Estrogen Receptor Null Mice / John F. Couse, Kenneth S. Korach --Roles of p63 in Differentiation of Mullerian Duct . The impetus for the current global concern in environmental hormones came in with the publication in the United States of Our Stolen Future, which became a bestseller. Among other things, the book by Theo Colburn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peterson Myers reported that the reproductive organs of male alligators in a U.S. lake polluted by agricultural chemicals were half the normal size . (6) Role of brassinosteroids and triazole during environmental stress is emerging. (7) Ethylene is considered as a stress hormone; however, the role of ethylene in salt stress is equivocal. The present review focus on abscisic acid, indole acetic acid, cytokinins, gibberellic acid, salicylic acid, brassinosteroids, jasmonates, ethylene and.