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Neotropical fish as indicators of aquatic contamination

Grant number: 13/50480-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: January 01, 2014 - June 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Physiology - Compared Physiology
Cooperation agreement: CONICET
Principal researcher:Renata Guimarães Moreira Whitton
Grantee:Renata Guimarães Moreira Whitton
Principal researcher abroad: Fabiana Laura Lo Nostro
Institution abroad: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Aquatic ecosystems are strongly affected by human activities, which bring harmful consequences for biota due to toxic effects on development and reproduction. Within this context, deserves special attention the consequences of organisms exposition to endocrine disrupters, chemicals in the environment that can interfere with the functions of the endocrine system. Sulamerican countries are not exempt from these problems, however, the information of the effects of contaminants on neotropical ichthyic fauna are inconclusive to support public policy actions for conservation, and prevailing contribute to the resolution of the effects of pollutants on the reproductive physiology of fish. The aim of the proposal is to complement studies of research groups in Brazil and Argentina, to investigate the effect of pollutants as endocrine disruptors and of metabolism, analyzing reproductive physiology and behavior of teleost already being studied in both countries. The proposal aims to understand better the origin, nature and mechanisms underlying the abnormalities of reproductive function caused by pollution, and contribute to the training of researchers in the context of integrate ecotoxicology, reproduction and animal behavior. (AU)

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DE CAMPOS, MARIANA FRIAS; LO NOSTRO, FABIANA L.; DA CUNA, RODRIGO H.; MOREIRA, RENATA GUIMARDES. Endocrine disruption of phenanthrene in the protogynous dusky grouper Epinephelus marginatus (Serranidae: Perciformes). General and Comparative Endocrinology, v. 257, n. SI, p. 255-263, FEB 1 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
TOLUSSI, CARLOS E.; OLIO GOMES, ALINE D.; KUMAR, ANUPAMA; RIBEIRO, CRISTIELE S.; LO NOSTRO, FABIANA L.; BAIN, PETER A.; DE SOUZA, GABRIELA B.; DA CUNA, RODRIGO; HONJI, RENATO M.; MOREIRA, RENATA G. Environmental pollution affects molecular and biochemical responses during gonadal maturation of Astyanax fasciatus (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae). ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, v. 147, p. 926-934, JAN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 9.

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