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Study Exposes Multi-generational Impacts of Pesticide Exposure - eNews Park Forest

Study Exposes Multi-generational Impacts of Pesticide Exposure - eNews Park Forest | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Using the aquatic species Daphnia, commonly referred to as “water fleas,” scientists at North Carolina State University (NC State) determined that exposure to the pesticide pyriproxyfen impacted multiple generations, ultimately resulting in more...
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The team of toxicologist, Dr. Gerald LeBlanc, found that in the model aquatic organism, exposure to the pesticide pyriproxyfen (an insecticide in the juvenile hormone analog (JHA) class) resulted in adverse reproductive effects in females, and production of more male offspring, skewing the sex ratio, with severe effects on future reproduction.  Read news article |  http://tinyurl.com/aou94bn | Paper appears in PLos One | http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061715

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Three Honored for Global Efforts

Three Honored for Global Efforts | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Three NC State educators were honored with the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the Office of International Affairs last week.
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Three educators received the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the NCSU Office of International Affairs last week. CALS faculty Dr. Siddhartha Thakur, Asst. Prof. of swine health & reproduction, and Dr. Qiuyun “Jenny” Xiang, Prof. of plant biology, were honored for their efforts to promote international research, teaching, extension and economic  development. Among the other nominees was Dr. Tomislav Vukina, Prof. of agricultural and resource economics. In photo: Dr. Xiang appears on the left and Dr. Thakur, on the right.

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Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences

Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Study shows reproductive effects of pesticide exposure span generations | Dr. Gerald LeBlanc's team published findings on pesticide effects on the aquatic organisms called the water flea, Daphnia, in PLoS One. Chemical exposure caused Daphnia to produce more male offspring & also caused reproductive abnormalities in female offspring. Dr. LeBlanc is a toxicologist in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NCSU. Read more | http://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=11172

 

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