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EMSG13: Genetic Sex Determination of Fish – Aquatic Toxicity Project D

Principal Investigator

Dr. Robert H. Devlin
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
4160 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, B.C
Canada V7V 1N6
Tel: +1 604 666 7926
Fax: +1 604 666 3497


LRI Monitor: Dr. T. Hutchinson, AstraZeneca, tom.hutchinson@brixham.astrazeneca.com


Conduct a literature review on present understanding of sex determination mechanisms in wildlife and the current use of markers of genetic sex for wildlife species selected for use in the testing and evaluation of effects of endocrine modulators. This knowledge is important for any research into the influence of endocrine modulators on the development of sexual characteristics. It is believed that the majority of aquatic species have a complex interaction between genetic and physiological sex determination.

Related Publications

Devlin Robert H (1999). Sex determination in fish: an overview of genetic, physiological and environmental influences, Final Report.

Timeline: January 1998 > June 2002

LRI funding: €20,000

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