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Molecular phylogeny and population structure of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella) in Central Europe: II. AFLP analysis reflects human-aided local adaptation of a global pest species.
It is shown that Central European codling moths have experienced a geographic splitting into many strains and locally adapted populations, which is not reflected by their mitochondrial haplotype distribution, and AFLP markers elucidate the genetic structure of codling moth strains and populations from different Central European apple orchard sites. Expand
Mitochondrial DNA reveals cryptic oligochaete species differing in cadmium resistance.
This study provides a phylogeny of "T. tubifex" based on a segment of the mitochondrial 16S rDNA and presents a rapid PCR-based method of genotype screening which was then applied in cadmium toxicity studies on natural populations. Expand
Environmental impacts of urban snow management--the alpine case study of Innsbruck.
A negative impact on rivers from snow disposal seems likely to occur, although the discharged loads could only be calculated with substantial uncertainty, considering the high variability of the measured pollutant concentrations. Expand
Ecotoxicology of Metals in Invertebrates
MARINE ENVIRONMENTS. The Significance of Trace Metal Concentrations in Marine Invertebrates (Philip Rainbow). Cadmium Bioaccumulation in the Scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis from an UnpollutedExpand
Contaminated food and uptake of heavy metals by fish: a review and a proposal for further research
It is concluded that future investigations on transference of heavy metals to fish must take into more careful consideration the specific ecological situation of a given environment. Expand
Patterns of accumulation, distribution and liberation of Zn, Cu, Cd and Pb in different organs of the land snail Helix pomatia L.
The snail Helix pomatia was fed lettuce enriched with zinc, cadmium, lead and copper for 32 days, followed by a feeding period of 40-50 days with uncontaminated lettuce. The time-dependentExpand
Metallothionein research in terrestrial invertebrates: synopsis and perspectives.
  • R. Dallinger
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part C…
  • 1 February 1996
It already appears that terrestrial invertebrate metallothioneins provide intriguing models to better understand the multiplicity of functions of these proteins and their evolution within the animal kingdom. Expand
The importance of contaminated food for the uptake of heavy metals by rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri): a field study
Since the metal concentrations of water are low it is suggested that the absorption through the gills of fish may be of secondary importance compared with the excessive supply through the food. Expand
Mechanisms of cadmium toxicity in terrestrial pulmonates: programmed cell death and metallothionein overload.
The results suggest that in vivo, the observed overburdening of Cd-MT with Cd2+ reduces the viability of affected animals. Expand
Biomarkers in terrestrial invertebrates for ecotoxicological soil risk assessment.
This review has served to present the most recent information on a selected series of biomarker studies undertaken on soil invertebrates during two extensive European-funded scientific consortia,Expand