Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics 2020 12 19;36:100746. Epub 2020 Sep 19.
Department of Physiological Sciences, Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States of America; UF Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States of America; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States of America. Electronic address:
Toxaphene is an organochlorine pesticide and environmental contaminant that is concerning due to its atmospheric transport and persistence in soil. In Florida, toxaphene and other organochlorine pesticides were used heavily in agriculture on the north shore of Lake Apopka and they are still detectable in soil. Wild largemouth bass that inhabit the lake and the marshes along the north shore have been exposed to a variety of organochlorine pesticides including dieldrin, methoxychlor, and p,p'-DDE, among others. Read More