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Ram P., Singh and Sajith, R and UNSPECIFIED (2016) Effects of bisphenol-A on male reproductive success in adult Kadaknath chicken. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 128. pp. 61-66. ISSN 1090-2414

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Abstract

Bisphenol-A (BPA) adversely affects human and animal reproductive success in many ways, but this information is scant on birds. In the present study, we investigated the reproductive toxicity of BPA in adult Kadaknath chicken using two BPA dosages orally (1 or 5 mg/kg body weight) for seven weeks. In order to assess BPA toxicity, sperm functions, fertilizing ability, serum testosterone concentration and testis histopathology were measured in treated and control chickens. The semen volume was highest in birds exposed to 1 mg/kg body weight BPA compared to other groups. 5 mg/kg body weight BPA reduced sperm concentration significantly more than other treatment and controls. However, overall fertility and testis histology were unaffected. These results indicate that BPA adversely affects sperm characteristics in adult kadaknath chicken without affecting fertilization potential.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fertility Reproductive toxicity Semen Testosterone Bisphenol-A
Subjects: Environmental Biology
Depositing User: Rgcb Library
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 08:42
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 08:42
URI: http://rgcb.sciencecentral.in/id/eprint/494

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