Chromosome instability and contents of heavy metals in amphibian from the Yugansk Reserve

Chromosome instability and contents of heavy metals in amphibian from the Yugansk Reserve Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2005, pp. 65–67. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 1, 2005, pp. 73–76. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Gileva, Shchupak. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Chromosome Instability and Contents of Heavy Metals in Amphibian from the Yugansk Reserve E. A. Gileva and E. L. Shchupak Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received July 7, 2003 Key words: amphibians, chromosome aberrations, heavy metals, ecogenetic monitoring. The ecological assessment of territories exposed to tion frequency and aneuploidy in the moor frog. An anthropogenic influences must involve evaluation of attempt was made to analyze heterochromatin variabil- the mutagenic potential of the environment. The pres- ity in the common toad. ence of radioactive and chemical mutagens in natural Chromosome preparations were made from the ecosystems and human communities is a genetic hazard bone marrow of two female and seven male moor frogs to present and future generations. The assessment of (2n = 24), and from seven female and 22 male common genetic effects of environmental pollution on man is toads (2n = 22). The animals were caught in the north- methodologically difficult and expensive; hence, Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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