Evaluating the Stress Response as a Bioindicator of SubLethal Effects of Crude Oil Exposure in Wild House Sparrows (Passer domesticus).Romero, L. Michael.
Lattin, Christine R.
Ngai, Heather M.
Petroleum can disrupt endocrine function in humans and wildlife, and interacts in particularly complex ways with the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, responsible for the release of the stress hormones corticosterone and cortisol (hereafter CORT) Ingested petroleum can act in an additive fashion with other stressors to cause increased mortality, but it is not clear exactly why—does petrol... read more
- House sparrow.
- Petroleum--Physiological effect.
- Stress (Physiology)
- Tufts University. Department of Biology.
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- Original publication
- Lattin CR, Ngai HM, Romero LM (2014) Evaluating the Stress Response as a Bioindicator of Sub-Lethal Effects of Crude Oil Exposure in Wild House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). PLoS ONE 9(7): e102106. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102106