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High frequency of albinism and tumors in free-living birds at 1 Chernobyl 2 3

  title={High frequency of albinism and tumors in free-living birds at 1 Chernobyl 2 3},
  author={A. P. M{\o}llera and Andrea Bonisoli-Alquati and Timothy A Mousseau},
22 The effects of radioactive contamination on the phenotype of free23 living organisms are poorly understood, mainly because of the difficulty of 24 capturing large numbers of individuals for quantifying rare events such as 25 albinism and tumors. We hypothesized that the frequency of abnormalities 26 like albinism and the frequency of radiation-induced disease like cancer 27 would increase with the level of background radiation, the two markers of 28 radiation would be positively correlated… 
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