Concentrations of p,p′-DDE in plasma of nestling Wood Storks from Georgia

William W. Bowerman, A. Lawrence Bryan, John R. Robinette, Jennifer M. Wing, Faith E. Wiley, Sundaravelayutham Murugasan

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We determined the concentrations of organochlorine pesticides and total PCBs in plasma of nestling Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) from two colonies in Georgia in 2000. Of 20 compounds analyzed for, only p,p′-DDE was quantified in reportable concentrations, ranging from <2.0-174.0 ng/g wet weight (ww). Concentrations of p,p′-DDE were significantly greater (P < 0.0001) in plasma of nestlings from an inland colony, Chew Mill (over(x, ̄) 16.9 ng/g, ww) than a coastal colony, Harris Neck (over(x, ̄) 1.2 ng/g, ww). Concentrations from nestlings from Chew Mill were significantly different among sampling weeks (P = 0.01), with week 8 being significantly greater than weeks 1, 2, and 5. While the Chew Mill colony had much greater concentrations of p,p′-DDE in plasma of nestlings than the Harris Neck colony, reproduction was greater there (1.8 ± 1.0 SD fledged young per nesting attempt) than Harris Neck (1.4 ± 1.0 SD fledged young per nesting attempt). While concentrations of p,p′-DDE determined in plasma of nestling Wood Storks are an indirect measure of adult exposure to environmental toxicants, concentrations reported would not be considered detrimental to reproduction in these colonies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1506-1510
Number of pages5
JournalChemosphere
Volume68
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Dichlorodiphenyl Dichloroethylene
DDE
nestling
Wood
Plasmas
plasma
Neck
Weights and Measures
Reproduction
mill
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Environmental Exposure
Pesticides
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Sampling
PCB
sampling

Keywords

  • DDE
  • Mycteria americana
  • Nestlings
  • Wood stork

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  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Bowerman, W. W., Bryan, A. L., Robinette, J. R., Wing, J. M., Wiley, F. E., & Murugasan, S. (2007). Concentrations of p,p′-DDE in plasma of nestling Wood Storks from Georgia. Chemosphere, 68(8), 1506-1510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.03.017

Concentrations of p,p′-DDE in plasma of nestling Wood Storks from Georgia. / Bowerman, William W.; Bryan, A. Lawrence; Robinette, John R.; Wing, Jennifer M.; Wiley, Faith E.; Murugasan, Sundaravelayutham.

In: Chemosphere, Vol. 68, No. 8, 01.07.2007, p. 1506-1510.

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Bowerman, WW, Bryan, AL, Robinette, JR, Wing, JM, Wiley, FE & Murugasan, S 2007, 'Concentrations of p,p′-DDE in plasma of nestling Wood Storks from Georgia', Chemosphere, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 1506-1510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.03.017
Bowerman, William W. ; Bryan, A. Lawrence ; Robinette, John R. ; Wing, Jennifer M. ; Wiley, Faith E. ; Murugasan, Sundaravelayutham. / Concentrations of p,p′-DDE in plasma of nestling Wood Storks from Georgia. In: Chemosphere. 2007 ; Vol. 68, No. 8. pp. 1506-1510.
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