Fluctuating asymmetry of measurable parameters in Rana arvalis: Methodology

Fluctuating asymmetry of measurable parameters in Rana arvalis: Methodology ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2007, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 72–74. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2007. Original Russian Text © V.L. Vershinin, E.A. Gileva, N.V. Glotov, 2007, published in Ekologiya, 2007, No. 1, pp. 75–77. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Fluctuating Asymmetry of Measurable Parameters in Rana arvalis: Methodology V. L. Vershinin, E. A. Gileva, and N. V. Glotov Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vos’mogo Marta 202, Yekaterinburg, 620144 Russia Received April 11, 2005 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413607010122 Key words: fluctuating asymmetry, amphibians, methodology Fluctuating asymmetry (FA), i.e., undirected devia- of the quality of surface waters suggested by Zhukin- tions from bilateral symmetry, of both measurable and skii et al. (1981), the water quality in one of the spawn- nonmeasurable characteristics reflects ontogenetic ing ponds in the park forest corresponded to section 26 instability, which some authors believe increases in (fairly clean) of class 2 (clean), and in another pond, to response to genomic or environmental stress. This section 36 (sufficiently clean) of class 3. The spawning allows FA to be used for estimating the state of anthro- pond near the Yuzhnaya Bus Terminal was located in pogenically affected natural populations (e.g., Parsons, the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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