Evolution in a toxic world

How life responds to chemical threats

Rapid or Contemporary evolution

Clipart 3d Blue Dna Spiral Strands Over Blue Royalty Free CGI Illustration by MopicOne topic of interest to toxicologists, particularly ecotoxicologists and ecologists is the potential for rapid evolution. Populations that evolve in a few generations rather than over hundreds of thousands or millions of years.  Sometimes the pressures are naturally occurring, food availability, for example. But, there is increasing evidence that living things from invertebrates to vertebrates evolve in response to human-induced changes in their chemical environment.  The following pages will highlight these studies.

For more see:

Toxic Evolution in Salamanders

Killifish, an oxymoron

Evolution, it’s humanly possible


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