Yu. A. Davydova

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338 The reaction of communities of small mammals to the industrial impact, as well as that of other biotic components, are traditionally studied by comparing the population within the limits of some variant of a biotope presented in the entire load gradient that is most often dominant in the region. In the case of this approach, clear reduction in the(More)
Sources of variation in the relative spleen weight have been studied in small mammals (Rodentia: Muridae, Cricetidae; Insectivora: Soricidae) from the Ural and Fennoscandian forest ecosystems differing in the level of industrial pollution (2004–2010). Formal threshold indices for the diagnosis of splenomegaly in rodents and shrews have been proposed and(More)
Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) of the mandible shape has been analyzed in bank voles from the zones affected by pollution from three copper smelters in the Urals. It has been shown that there is the necessity for a detailed analysis of the material, since the level of FA may depend on population parameters. Regardless of the pollution level, FA of the mandible(More)
Studies in the vicinities of copper smelters and in undisturbed areas of the Middle Urals have been performed to evaluate the effect of industrial pollution with heavy metals on macro- and micromorphological parameters of kidneys (weight, weight index, the spectrum and frequency of histopathologies) in the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus Schreber, 1780)(More)
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