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Larsson, J., Lönn, M., Lind, E. E., Świeżak, J., Smolarz, K. & Grahn, M. (2016). Sewage treatment plant associated genetic differentiation in the blue mussel from the Baltic Sea and Swedish west coast. PeerJ, 4, Article ID e2628.
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2016 (English)In: PeerJ, ISSN 2167-8359, E-ISSN 2167-8359, Vol. 4, article id e2628Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Human-derived environmental pollutants and nutrients that reach the aquatic environment through sewage effluents, agricultural and industrial processes are constantly contributing to environmental changes that serve as drivers for adaptive responses and evolutionary changes in many taxa. In this study, we examined how two types of point sources of aquatic environmental pollution, harbors and sewage treatment plants, affect gene diversity and genetic differentiation in the blue mussel in the Baltic Sea area and off the Swedish west coast (Skagerrak). Reference sites (REF) were geographically paired with sites from sewage treatments plant (STP) and harbors (HAR) with a nested sampling scheme, and genetic differentiation was evaluated using a high-resolution marker amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP). This study showed that genetic composition in the Baltic Sea blue mussel was associated with exposure to sewage treatment plant effluents. In addition, mussel populations from harbors were genetically divergent, in contrast to the sewage treatment plant populations, suggesting that there is an effect of pollution from harbors but that the direction is divergent and site specific, while the pollution effect from sewage treatment plants on the genetic composition of blue mussel populations acts in the same direction in the investigated sites.

National Category
Biological Sciences Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23381 (URN)10.7717/peerj.2628 (DOI)000387168200015 ()27812424 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84994409132 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, A063-10]
Available from: 2016-11-11 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Projects
Endocrine disruption in fish: Risk identification, development of biomarkers and assessment of risk levels in the Baltic Sea [A037-2008_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityMolecular mechanisms for recent acquisition of alternative winter-migration behavior in songbirds of the Baltic Sea Region [A067-2008_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityEvolutionary adaptation to environmental disturbance in marine ecosystems: genetic ecotoxicology in the Baltic Sea [A063-2010_OSS]; Södertörn UniversityEndocrine disruption in fish: Effects on behaviour and reproduction, development af biomarkers and assessment of risk levels in the Baltic Sea [A065-2011_OSS]; Södertörn University
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