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International Journal of Oceanography
Volume 2013, Article ID 769415, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/769415
Research Article

Assessing the Continuous Impact of Tributyltin from Antifouling Paints in a Brazilian Mangrove Area Using Intersex in Littoraria angulifera (Lamarck, 1822) as Biomarker

1Biological Sciences Department, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brazil
2Center for Human and Natural Sciences, Postgraduate Program in Environmental Oceanography, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitória, ES, Brazil
3Institute of Oceanography, Postgraduate Program in Coastal Management, Federal University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, RS, Brazil

Received 1 October 2013; Accepted 4 November 2013

Academic Editor: Heinrich Hühnerfuss

Copyright © 2013 M. B. Costa et al. 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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