Imposex in the rock shell, Thais clavigera, as evidence of organotin contamination in the marine environment of Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Imposex in the rock shell, Thais clavigera, as evidence of organotin contamination in the marine environment of Korea
Author(s)
Shim, WJ; Kahng, SH; Hong, SH; Kim, NS; Kim, SK; Shim, JH
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)
Publication Year
2000-06
Abstract
Imposer was measured in the rock shell, Thais clavigera, from the coast of the Korean peninsula. Frequency of imposer was 0% at two reference sites, but at 47 out of 61 sites, frequency of imposer was recorded as 100%. The degree of imposer was relatively high at the sites near a harbor and a shipyard. Tributyltin (TBT) and triphenyltin (TPT) concentrations in T. clavigera ranged from 5 to 508 ng/g and from 3 to 2460 ng/g, respectively. A significant positive relationship was found between degree of imposer and organotin concentration, whereas a significant negative relationship was obtained between female-to-male sex ratio and the degree of imposer. During a field transplantation of T. clavigera from a pristine area to a port, TBT and TPT were accumulated in T. clavigera, and imposer was induced. T. clavigera shows considerable potential as a bioindicator species of the adverse effects of TBT and TPT contamination. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0141-1136
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/6061
DOI
10.1016/S0141-1136(99)00084-7
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, v.49, no.5, pp.435 - 451, 2000
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Subject
NUCELLA-LAPILLUS; TBT CONTAMINATION; TRIPHENYLTIN COMPOUNDS; DOG-WHELK; TRIBUTYLTIN; MUSSEL; INDICATOR; CHLORIDE; DECLINE
Keywords
imposex; tributyltin; triphenyltin; transplanting; sex ratio; bioindicator
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
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