Mercury selection of allozyme genotypes in shrimps

E. Nevo, T. Perl, A. Beiles, D. Wool

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The effects of mercury pollution on the allozymic variation of 15 phosphoglucomutase (PGM) genotypes was tested in the Mediterranean shrimp Palaemon elegans in 79 laboratory tests involving 2765 shrimps, with 1560 survivors (767 test and 793 control). Our results indicate differential tolerance of genotypes in variable mercury concentrations, suggesting that they are adaptive. The genetic structure can possibly be explored and potentially be used as a monitoring system for the quality and quantity of marine pollutants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1152-1154
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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