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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 865741, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/865741
Research Article

Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Concentrations of Genistein during Activation Does Not Affect Sperm Motility in the Fighting Fish Betta splendens

Department of Biology, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, USA

Received 5 November 2013; Revised 17 December 2013; Accepted 18 December 2013; Published 2 January 2014

Academic Editor: Josef Velisek

Copyright © 2014 Ethan D. Clotfelter and Hannah K. Gendelman. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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