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Effect of copper exposure on reproductive ability in the bank vole (Myodes glareolus)


Effect of copper exposure on reproductive ability in the bank vole (Myodes glareolus)

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dc.contributor.author Miska-Schramm, Agata [USOS38953] pl
dc.contributor.author Kruczek, Małgorzata [SAP11011482] pl
dc.contributor.author Kapusta, Joanna [SAP11015463] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-16T18:26:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-16T18:26:45Z
dc.date.issued 2014 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0963-9292 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/3134
dc.language eng pl
dc.title Effect of copper exposure on reproductive ability in the bank vole (Myodes glareolus) pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 1546-1554 pl
dc.abstract.en The amount of copper in natural ecosystems is steadily increasing, due to human activities. It accumulates in plants, posing a threat to herbivores. In polluted areas the population density of small rodents is observed to be lower. The decline in rodent numbers may be caused by increased mortality or diminished fertility. This study examined the effect of copper on the reproductive activity of the bank vole (Myodes glareolus), a small rodent which during foraging often wanders into fields where it might be exposed to pollution. The animals were treated with solutions of 0, 150 or 600 ppm Cu. After 12 weeks of exposure the quality and quantity of the male’s sperm was tested. To assess morphological development we compared the experimental groups for body weight, the weight of the male’s testes and accessory sex glands, the female’s uterus, and the number of matured ovary follicles in tested females. At both doses, copper administration led to lower sperm count and caused sperm head anomalies. The higher dose compromised sperm tail membrane integrity, viability and motility. No effect of copper on morphological development was observed in males, and only the lower dose increased testes weight. In females the higher dose had a negative effect on morphological development, and the lower dose increased uterus weight. No effect of copper on ovarian follicle number was found. For the first time, the morphology of the most typical ovarian follicles of the bank vole is presented. pl
dc.subject.en bank vole pl
dc.subject.en copper pl
dc.subject.en ovarian follicles pl
dc.subject.en reproduction pl
dc.subject.en spermatozoa pl
dc.description.volume 23 pl
dc.description.number 8 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10646-014-1295-6 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1573-3017 pl
dc.title.journal Ecotoxicology pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Nauk o Środowisku pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original bez licencji pl
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