Developmental assays using invasive cane toads, Rhinella marina, reveal safety concerns of a common formulation of the rice herbicide, butachlor

Molly E. Shuman-Goodier, Grant R. Singleton, Anna M. Forsman, Shyann Hines, Nicholas Christodoulides, Kevin D. Daniels, Catherine R. Propper

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Abstract

Environmentally relevant exposures to a commercial formulation of butachlor, an herbicide used extensively in rice, affect development, morphology, and gene expression of cane toad tadpoles. Developmental assays with cane toad tadpoles can be used to screen for adverse effects of pesticides in rice fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115955
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Amphibians
  • Butachlor
  • Cane toad
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Machete
  • Pesticide
  • Rice
  • Thyroid
  • Transcriptome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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