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Embryonic and Reproductive Toxicity Evaluation of Gossypol

  • Gerhard F. Weinbauer
  • Natwar R. Kalla
  • Julian Frick
Part of the Reproductive Biology book series (RBIO)


Increased attention is now being given to gossypol, and researchers are studying its ability to act as a male fertility-regulating agent. The non-mutagenicity of gossypol has been documented by several investigators [1, 2, 3], and we present evidence for the embryonic and reproductive non-toxicity of gossypol acetic acid in rats.


Reproductive Toxicity Free Gossypol Pigment Gland Testicular Weight Litter Weight 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard F. Weinbauer
    • 1
  • Natwar R. Kalla
    • 2
  • Julian Frick
    • 3
  1. 1.Zoological InstituteUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  2. 2.Department of BiophysicsPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia
  3. 3.Urological DepartmentGeneral HospitalSalzburgAustria

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