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Use case 6 - Deviation from normal phenotype

by hlapp last modified Dec 28, 2010 01:17 PM

    Use Case 6: Deviation from normal phenotype

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    • Summary
      • Deviations from ‘normal’ phenotype of a species is a response to environmental contaminants.  Scientific studies most often document the effect of single contaminants (e.g. endocrine disruptors, oil spills) on species phenotype.  Similarities (and differences) in phenotypic responses to contaminants, however, are rarely aggregated because experimental results are separately published and databases often contain data relating to the effects of single contaminants.  
    • Queries
      • A scientist wants to measure the phenotypic effect of the BP oil spill on 5 species of amphibians and then compare it with a previous study on the effect of endocrine disruptors (DES) on those same species.  They also wonder whether the effects have a phylogenetic component (i.e., whether more closely related species have a more similar response to the contaminant).
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