Superfund Research Program
Mechanisms and Impacts of PCB Resistance in Fish
Project Leader: Mark E. Hahn (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Co-Investigators: Sibel I. Karchner (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), Neelakanteswar Aluru (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Grant Number: P42ES007381
Funding Period: 1995-2020
News Items List
Some Fish Quickly Adapt to Lethal Levels of Pollution
SRP News Page - December 2016
Evolution is working under pressure to rescue some coastal fish from a lethal, human-altered environment. Now, a new study has revealed the complex genetic basis for the Atlantic killifish's remarkable resilience.
Genetic variation may explain PCB-resistance in Atlantic killifish
Environmental Factor - March 2014
Changes in a receptor protein may explain how killifish developed a genetic resistance to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in New Bedford Harbor, Mass., according to a new study published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.