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Research Briefs: Boston University

Superfund Research Program

Mechanisms and Impacts of PCB Resistant 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
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Research Briefs

  • 265 - The Genetics Behind the Killifish's Adaptation to Pollution -- Hahn
    Release Date: 01/04/2017

    Killifish living in four polluted East Coast estuaries have adapted quickly to survive high levels of toxic industrial pollutants. In a new study, researchers explored the complex genetics involved in the Atlantic killifish’s resilience, bringing us one step closer to understanding how they rapidly evolved to tolerate normally lethal levels of environmental contaminants. Exploring the evolutionary basis for these genetic changes may provide new information about the mechanisms of environmental chemical toxicity in both animals and humans.

  • 195 - Mechanism of Resistance to PCB Toxicity in Fish -- Wirgin, Hahn
    Release Date: 03/02/2011

    A team unravels the mystery of how Atlantic tomcod living in waters contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) not only survive in their polluted environment, but thrive.

  • 21 - Mechanisms of Dioxin Sensitivity and Acquired Resistance -- Hahn
    Release Date: 05/27/1998

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