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07 2023 BMC biology

Population transcriptogenomics highlights impaired metabolism and small population sizes in tree frogs living in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.


Car C, Gilles A, Goujon E, Camoin L, Frelon S, Burraco P, Granjeaud S, Baudelet E, Audebert S, Orizaola G, Armengaud J, Tenenhaus A, Garali I, Bonzom JM, Armant O


Individual functional modifications shape the ability of wildlife populations to cope with anthropogenic environmental changes. But instead of adaptive response, human-altered environments can generate a succession of deleterious functional changes leading to the extinction of the population. To study how persistent anthropogenic changes impacted local species’ population status, we characterised population structure, genetic diversity and individual response of gene expression in the tree frog Hyla orientalis along a gradient of radioactive contamination around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

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