DNA double-strand breaks in incubating female common eiders (Somateria mollissima): Comparison between a low and a high polluted area.

@article{Fenstad2016DNADB,
  title={DNA double-strand breaks in incubating female common eiders (Somateria mollissima): Comparison between a low and a high polluted area.},
  author={Anette A. Fenstad and Jan Ove Bustnes and Christopher G Bingham and Markus {\"O}st and Kim Jaatinen and B{\o}rge Moe and Sveinn Are Hanssen and Alister James Moody and Kristin M{\o}ller Gabrielsen and Dorte Herzke and Syverin Lierhagen and Bj{\o}rn Munro Jenssen and {\AA}se Kr{\o}kje},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2016},
  volume={151},
  pages={
          297-303
        }
}
Alterations in the genetic material may have severe consequences for individuals and populations. Hence, genotoxic effects of environmental exposure to pollutants are of great concern. We assessed the impact of blood concentrations of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury (Hg) on DNA double-strand break (DSB) frequency, in blood cells of a high-exposed Baltic, and lower exposed Arctic population of common eiders (Somateria mollissima). Furthermore, we examined whether the genotoxic… CONTINUE READING
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