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Chapter 12, Problem 2DAA

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Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

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STARR
ISBN: 9780357093795

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Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

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ISBN: 9780357093795
Summary Introduction

To determine: The group of mice that had the most abnormalities in their oocytes.

Introduction: A synthetic chemical called BPA mimics the female sex hormone—estrogen—that is found in the animals. Bisphenol A (BPA) is used in manufacturing of different plastics including polycarbonate plastics such as dental sealants, baby bottles, and food and drink containers. Research studies show that these chemicals possess capability to disrupt the meiotic division and then damage the reproductive function of the organism (experiments conducted in the mice oocytes).

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