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We used interval regression for censored data to assess the relation between outcomes and ln(PFAS) or PFAS in quartiles. These models were constructed to provide maximum likelihood estimations of the coefficients in the presence of LODs in the dependent variable ( Lubin et al. 2004 ). All models were adjusted for child’s age and sampling month (because of a trend in serum PFAS during the collection year as well as seasonal variations in levels of hormones and IGF-1). Total testosterone models were additionally adjusted for time of day of blood sampling due to diurnal variations in their levels. Race did not meet our operational definition of confounder because there was < 10% change in the PFAS coefficients when including or excluding it from the final regression models. Analyses were sex-stratified, but we also investigated differences by sex including the interaction of this variable with the contaminants in the joint models (., models including both girls and boys).
Phototropism, as mentioned, is illustrated by the movement of sprouts in relation to light source direction. Light causes the hormone auxin to move tot he shaded side of the shoot. The auxin causes the cells on the shaded side to elongate more than the cells on the illuminated side. As a result, the shoot bends toward the light and exhibits positive phototropism. In some plant stems, phototropism is not caused by auxin presence or movement. In these instances, light causes the production of a growth inhibitor on the illuminated side of the shoot. Negative phototropism is sometimes seen in vines that climb on flat walls where coiling tendrils have nothing to coil around. These vines have stem tips that grow away from the light, or better put, toward the wall. This brings adventitious roots or adhesive discs in contact with the wall on which they can cling and climb.