Volume 44, Number 5, 2009ECORAD 2008 - Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity
|Page(s)||475 - 479|
|Published online||06 June 2009|
Fluctuating asymmetry of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha Pall.) and floating pondweed (Potamogeton natans L.) in water bodies within the Chernobyl accident Exclusion Zone
Ecological Safety Department, National Aviation University, Kosmonavta Komarova Ave. 1, 03058 Kiev, Ukraine
2 Department of Radioecology, Institute of Hydrobiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Geroyev Stalingrada Ave. 12, 04210 Kiev, Ukraine
3 State Specialised Scientific and Production Enterprise “Chernobyl Radioecological Centre” of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine, Shkol'naya Str. 6, 07270 Chernobyl, Ukraine
The main purpose of the study is establishment how radioactive contamination with different exposures affect aquatic living organisms by means of the fluctuating asymmetry determination. Studies are also aimed for the assessment of relative contamination of the water bodies by man-made radionuclides taking into account biological aspects. Represented results of studies are the pilot researches towards to the estimation of bilateral asymmetry of aquatic organisms in conditions of long-term radioactive impact and can be the part of complex radioecological monitoring of aquatic ecosystems within the Chernobyl accident Exclusion Zone in future.
© EDP Sciences, 2009
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