Rapid loss of genetically based resistance to metals after the cleanup of a Superfund site

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dc.contributor.author Levinton, Jeffrey en_US
dc.contributor.author Wallace, William en_US
dc.contributor.author Suatoni, Lisa en_US
dc.contributor.author Junkins, Ruth en_US
dc.contributor.author Kelaher, Brendan en_US
dc.contributor.author Allen, B en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-26T04:22:43Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-26T04:22:43Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 2006007019 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Levinton Jeffrey et al. 2003, 'Rapid loss of genetically based resistance to metals after the cleanup of a Superfund site', National Academy of Sciences, vol. 100, no. 17, pp. 9889-9891. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0027-8424 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/819
dc.description.abstract Over the period 1953-1979, a battery factory on the Hudson River in New York released ?53 tons of cadmium (Cd) and nickel hydride wastes into Foundry Cove. The most common aquatic benthic species, the oligochaete Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri, rapidly evolved resistance to Cd. The capacity for detoxification and internal storage of Cd resulted in a strong potential for trophic transfer of Cd through the aquatic food web. As a result of United States Superfund legislation, a major remediation effort in 1994?1995 removed the majority of the Cd, thereby removing the selective force for resistance. The cleanup of this cove resulted in the maintenance of resistant forms but then there ensued a rapid loss of resistance in ?9?18 generations, showing the potential for ecological restoration to rapidly reduce the potential for trophic transfer of Cd through the ecosystem. This study demonstrates a genetic approach to the study of ecological restoration and connects a genetic indicator of restoration to transfer of toxic metals through ecosystems. en_US
dc.publisher National Academy of Sciences en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1731446100 en_US
dc.subject Ecological restoration. en
dc.subject Aquatic food web. en
dc.subject Cadmium. en
dc.title Rapid loss of genetically based resistance to metals after the cleanup of a Superfund site en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 100 en_US
dc.journal.number 17 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 9889 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 9891 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Water & Environmental Resource Mgmnt en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 060205 en_US
dc.personcode 0000022455 en_US
dc.personcode 0000030776 en_US
dc.personcode 0000030777 en_US
dc.personcode 0000027769 en_US
dc.personcode 040098 en_US
dc.personcode 0000030779 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US


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