Lower prevalence but similar fitness in a parasitic fungus at higher radiation levels near Chernobyl

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Aguileta, Gabriela,; Badouin, Helene; Hood, Michael E; Møller, Anders Pape; LE PRIEUR , STEPHANIE; Snirc, Alodie; Siguenza, Sophie; MOUSSEAU, TIMOTHY A.; Shykoff, Jacqui,; Cuomo, Christina A.; Giraud, Tatiana;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1111/mec.13675
  • Subject: genomic degeneration | butterflies | [SDV.BBM.GTP]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biochemistry, Molecular Biology/Genomics [q-bio.GN] | melanin | positive selection | red pigment | [SDE.BE]Environmental Sciences/Biodiversity and Ecology | Microbotryum violaceum | bumblebees | [SDV.TOX.ECO]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Toxicology/Ecotoxicology | [SDV.MP.MYC]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Microbiology and Parasitology/Mycology

International audience; Nuclear disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima provide examples of effects of acute ionizing radiation on mutations that can affect the fitness and distribution of species. Here, we investigated the prevalence of Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae, a p... View more
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