Ultrastructural alterations in the eggshell gland epithelium of the mallard duck after chronic exposure to DDT

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The effects of chronic ingestion of DDT were studied on the ultrastructure of the eggshell gland of the mallard duck. Ultrastructural changes seen were oedema of the Type II epithelial cells, as demonstrated by decreased electron density, and vacuoles in the endoplasmic ret{stroke}iculum. Since the Type II cells are responsible for the transport of calcium, alterations in these cells indicate that decreased calcium transport may be responsible for DDT-induced eggshell thinning. © 1978.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kolaja, GJ; Hinton, DE

Published Date

  • January 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 237 - 244

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0013-9327

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0013-9327(78)90041-1

Citation Source

  • Scopus