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The biological impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan on the pale grass blue butterfly

The biological impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan on the pale grass blue butterfly | Information needs | Scoop.it

The collapse of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant caused a massive release of radioactive materials to the environment. A prompt and reliable system for evaluating the biological impacts of this accident on animals has not been available.The accident caused physiological and genetic damage to the pale grass blue Zizeeria maha, a common lycaenid butterfly in Japan. The F1 offspring from the first-voltine females showed more severe abnormalities, which were inherited by the F2 generation. Adult butterflies collected in September 2011 showed more severe abnormalities than those collected in May. Similar abnormalities were experimentally reproduced in individuals from a non-contaminated area by external and internal low-dose exposures. Conclusion: the artificial radionuclides released from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant caused a variety of physiological and genetic damage to this species.


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Collaborative Librarianship

Collaborative Librarianship | Information needs | Scoop.it

This journal is dedicated to the topic of cooperative librarianship, or to any aspect of resource sharing or coordinated library services.  At its center, Collaborative Librarianship (CL) consists of scholarly, peer-reviewed articles covering a wide variety of topics related to collaboration among libraries of any type or related to collaboration between libraries and other agencies and organizations. CL articles approach these topics in a variety of ways, including historically, quantitatively, qualitatively, analytically, theoretically, philosophically, or practically.

 

Features of Collaborative Librarianship include:

Open Access/Online Availability Peer Reviewed Scholarly Articles Better/Best practices Engagement of a Wide Scope of Issues library-to-library cooperation sharing resources and expertise library-to-business partnerships local, regional, national and international collaboration professional, consortium and association partnerships history of library collaboration

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings.


Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa
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