Impacts of chronic radiation exposure on reproduction, development and genetic diversity of the freshwater crustacean Asellus aquaticus at Chernobyl

  • N. Fuller (Contributor)
  • Jim Smith (Creator)
  • Alex Ford (Creator)
  • Liubov L. Nagorskaya (Creator)
  • Dmitri I. Gudkov (Creator)
  • N. Fuller (Contributor)
  • NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre (Contributor)



This dataset contains morphological data from the isopod crustacean, Asellus aquaticus collected from Chernobyl affected areas of Belarus and Ukraine in 2015. This data was collected to calculate fluctuating asymmetry, a measure of developmental stability, in organisms along a gradient of radiation contamination. Five different morphological characters were measured and fluctuating asymmetry (right side minus left side) was calculated. Fluctuating asymmetry was calculated here as FA2: [|R-L|/(R+L)/2)] where R and L represent measurements in micrometres for right and left sides of the five morphological characters. Number of segments represents raw right minus left data for the number of antennal segments and is thus provided in a separate column. All data provided are means of two independent measurements. In addition, a measure of environmental factors and total dose rates are also provided in this dataset. Blank cells indicate where no data was available.
Date made available29 Oct 2018
PublisherNERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
Geospatial polygon50.912, 30.602, 51.131, 30.042

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