Pheromonal communication in nereids and the likely intervention by petroleum derived pollutants

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-193
Number of pages5
JournalIntegrative and Comparative Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005
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Nereis succinea and Platynereis dumerilii (Annelida, Polychaeta) are broadcast spawners and reproduce semelparously. The final events in reproduction, swarming and spawning are co-ordinated by sex pheromones. A water-soluble fraction of crude oil, the volatile fraction (C9—C16) of EKO FISK crude oil was found to induce release of gametes in male nereids at levels