In this study, largemouth bass (LMB) were subchronically exposed to p,p???-DDE or dieldrin in their diet to evaluate the effect of exposure on expression of genes involved in reproduction and steroid homeostasis. Using real-time PCR, we detected a different gene expression pattern for each OCP, suggesting that they each affect LMB in a different way. We also detected a different expression pattern among sexes, suggesting that sexes are affected differently by OCPs perhaps reflecting the different adaptive responses of each sex to dysregulation caused by OCP exposure. ?? 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Modeling of gene expression pattern alteration by p,p???-DDE and dieldrin in largemouth bass