Studies on the yellow ground squirrel (Citellus fulvus Licht.) in biotopes contaminated with phenylpyrazoles

S. Zh Kolumbaeva, D. A. Begimbetova, A. V. Lovinskaya, A. M. Kalimagambetov

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Abstract

The presence of fipronil and fipronil-sulfone has been revealed in components of natural ecosystems affected by application of fipronil-based pesticides. It has been found that ground squirrels Citellus fulvus from biotopes contaminated with phenylpyrazoles are characterized by a high LPO level as well as by cytogenetic instability manifested in the increased frequency of structural and genomic mutations. Chromatid rearrangements prevail in the spectrum of chromosome aberrations, which indicates that a chemical mutagen is present in the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalRussian Journal of Ecology
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2013

Keywords

  • South Kazakhstan Region
  • Yellow ground squirrel Citellus fulvus
  • bone marrow cells
  • chromosome aberrations
  • fipronil
  • fipronil-sulfone
  • lipid peroxidation (LPO)
  • mutagen
  • phenylpyrazoles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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