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Project: Evolutionary ecotoxicology with Daphnia: genomic, transcriptomic and physiological mechanisms of tolerance and adaptation to cadmium and cyanobacterial stress

project duration
01-JAN-10 – 31-OCT-12
abstract
The aim of this research is to mechanistically understand (1) the adaptation to Cd stress in natural North-American Daphnia pulex populations living in metal-contaminated lakes at the genomic, transcriptomic and physiological level, (2) to investigate the cross-tolerance of Cd-adapted populations to cyanobacterial stress, and (3) to validate our findings with a European water flea species, Daphnia magna.