Genetic damage in a population of slider turtles (Trachemys scripta) inhabiting a radioactive reservoir.

@article{Lamb1991GeneticDI,
  title={Genetic damage in a population of slider turtles (Trachemys scripta) inhabiting a radioactive reservoir.},
  author={Trip Lamb and John W. Bickham and J Whit®eld Gibbons and Michael J. Smolen and S. DOUGLAS MCDOWELL},
  journal={Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology},
  year={1991},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={138-42}
}
Turtles inhabiting a radioactive reservoir appear to experience genetic damage due to environmental exposure to low concentrations of long-lived radionuclides. Total body burdens for the 50 reservoir turtles examined in the survey ranged from 164.7-4679.3 Bq for cesium-137 and from 462.6-5098.3 Bq for strontium-90. Flow cytometric (FCM) assays of red blood cell nuclei demonstrated significantly greater variation in DNA content for the reservoir turtles than for turtles from a nearby, non… CONTINUE READING
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