Population genetic structure and ecotoxicology.

  title={Population genetic structure and ecotoxicology.},
  author={Sheldon I. Guttman},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={97 - 100}
Electrophoretic analyses of population genetic structure, both in the laboratory and in the field, have documented significant shifts in allozyme genotype frequencies in a variety of aquatic taxa as a result of environmental impacts. Studies are documented which indicate that contaminants may select for individuals with tolerant allozyme genotypes, causing the potential loss of individuals with sensitive genotypes. This may diminish the genetic variability and fitness of affected populations… CONTINUE READING

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