Radiation dose rates estimation and allozyme variability in the population of the northern red-backed vole (Clethrionomys rutilus) from the East-Ural Radioactive Trace

Radiation dose rates estimation and allozyme variability in the population of the northern... The paper estimates the external (due to radionuclides accumulated in the soil) and internal (due to incorporated radionuclides) exposure of rodents that live in the head of the East Urals Radioactive Trace (EURT). It is shown that in the last decades the dose rates were lower than the values that lead to a doubling the number of mutations in the allozyme loci in mammals. The variability of the eight allozyme loci in populations of northern red-backed voles from the EURT zone and their neighboring plots, as well as the territories of the Urals and Trans-Urals with background levels of radioactive contamination, are analyzed. No differences in the pattern and frequency of allozymes that would distinguish the EURT samples from a number of other populations of the Urals, were found. In the control sample “Sysert’,” “unique” for the Ural populations of northern red-backed voles, alleles of the loci Got and Sod were marked, conspecific to a closely related species-the bank vole. This fact can be regarded as evidence of recent cross-species hybridization. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Radiation dose rates estimation and allozyme variability in the population of the northern red-backed vole (Clethrionomys rutilus) from the East-Ural Radioactive Trace

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Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Subject
Biomedicine; Human Genetics; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Microbial Genetics and Genomics
ISSN
1022-7954
eISSN
1608-3369
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1022795414020094
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Abstract

The paper estimates the external (due to radionuclides accumulated in the soil) and internal (due to incorporated radionuclides) exposure of rodents that live in the head of the East Urals Radioactive Trace (EURT). It is shown that in the last decades the dose rates were lower than the values that lead to a doubling the number of mutations in the allozyme loci in mammals. The variability of the eight allozyme loci in populations of northern red-backed voles from the EURT zone and their neighboring plots, as well as the territories of the Urals and Trans-Urals with background levels of radioactive contamination, are analyzed. No differences in the pattern and frequency of allozymes that would distinguish the EURT samples from a number of other populations of the Urals, were found. In the control sample “Sysert’,” “unique” for the Ural populations of northern red-backed voles, alleles of the loci Got and Sod were marked, conspecific to a closely related species-the bank vole. This fact can be regarded as evidence of recent cross-species hybridization.

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Russian Journal of GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 4, 2014

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