Effects of lead and benzene on the developmental stability of Drosophila melanogaster.

Abstract

: Fluctuating asymmetry has been proposed as a general and sensitive indicator of developmental instability. Although there have been many field studies of fluctuating asymmetry in populations exposed to toxic chemicals, there have been few laboratory studies. To test the hypothesis that stress from toxic chemicals causes an increase in fluctuating… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00116423

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