Publications on Chornobyl

           Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University

Hoofer, S. R., S. Gaschak, Y. Dunina-Barkovskaya, J. Makluk, H. N. Meeks, J. K. Wickliffe, and R. J. Baker. 2007. New information for systematics, taxonomy, and phylogeography of the rodent genus Apodemus (Sylvaemus) in Ukraine. Journal of Mammalogy 88:330-342.

Meeks, H. N., J. K. Wickliffe, S. R. Hoofer, R. K. Chesser, B. E. Rodgers, and R. J. Baker. 2007. Mitochondrial control region variation in bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) is not related to Chernobyl radiation exposure. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26: 361-369.

Chesser, R. K., and R. J. Baker. 2006. Growing up with Chernobyl. American Scientist 94(6):542-549.
Reprinted in: Scientific American Brasil 63:78-85.  Ensinamentos de Chernobyl.  2007.

Wickliffe, J. K., Y. V. Dunina-Barkovskaya, S. P. Gaschak, B. E. Rodgers, R. K. Chesser, M. Bondarkov, and R. J. Baker. 2006. Variation in the mitochondrial DNA control region haplotypes in populations of the bank vole, Clethrionomys glareolus, living in the Chernobyl environment, Ukraine. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25:503-508.

Chesser, R. K., M. Bondarkov, R. J. Baker, J. K. Wickliffe, and B. E. Rodgers. 2004. Reconstruction of radioactive plume characteristics along Chernobyl’s Western Trace. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 71:147-157.

Baker, R. J. 2006. Review of: Wormwood Forest: a Natural History of Chornobyl by Mary Mycio. Joseph Henry Press, Washington, D.C. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist Jan/Feb 2006:59-61.

Chesser, R. K., M. Bondarkov, R. J. Baker, J. K. Wickliffe, and B. E. Rodgers. 2004. Reconstruction of radioactive plume characteristics along Chernobyl’s Western Trace. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 71:147-157.

Baryakhtar V.G., M.D. Bondarkov, S.P. Gaschak, Ju.A.Goryanaya, A.M. Maximenko, V.V. Liabik,  R.K. Chesser, R.J. Baker. Problems in small mammals radioecology // Environmental Sciences and  Pollution Research. 2003. Special Issue No 1. P. 95-106.

Wickliffe, J.K., B. E. Rodgers, R. K. Chesser, C. J. Phillips, S. P. Gaschak, and R. J. Baker. 2003. Letter to the editor: Response to Dubrova et al. (2000): Induction of minisatellite mutation in the mouse germline by low-dose chronic exposure to gamma-radiation and fission neutrons. Radiation Research 160(5):611-612.

Wickliffe, J.K., A.M. Bickham, B.E. Rodgers, R.K. Chesser, C.J. Phillips, S.P. Gaschak, and J.A. Goryanaya, I. Chizhevsky, R.J. Baker. 2003. Exposure to chronic low-dose radiation at Chornobyl does not induce point mutations in Big Blue mice. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis 42:11-18.

Wickliffe, J.K., I. Chizhevsky, M.B. O’Neill, B.E. Rodgers, Y.V. Dunina-Barkovskaya, and R.J. Baker. 2003. Identifying voucher specimens involving risk: Shrews from Chornobyl, Ukraine. Journal of Mammalogy 84(1):117-122.

Wiggins, L. E., R. A. Van Den Bussche, M. J. Hamilton, R. K. Chesser, and R. J. Baker. 2002. Utility of chromosomal position of heterochromatin as a biomarker of radiation-induced genetic damage: a study of Chornobyl voles. Ecotoxicology 11:147-154.

Wickliffe, J. K., R. K. Chesser, B. E. Rodgers, and R. J. Baker. 2002. Assessing the genotoxicity of chronic environmental irradiation by using mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy in the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) at Chornobyl, Ukraine. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21(6):1249-1254.

Rodgers, B. E., R. K. Chesser, J. K. Wickliffe, C. J. Phillips, and R. J. Baker. 2001. Subchronic exposure of BALB/c and C57BL/6 strains of Mus musculus to the radioactive environment of the Chornobyl exclusion zone. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20(12):2830-2835.

Rodgers, B. E., J. K. Wickliffe, C. J. Phillips, R. K. Chesser, and R. J. Baker. 2001. Experimental exposure of naïve bank voles, Clethrionomys glareolus, to the Chornobyl, Ukraine environment: a test of radioresistance. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20(9):1936-1941.

Chesser, R. K., B. E. Rodgers, J. K. Wickliffe, S. Gaschak, I. Chizhevsky, C. J. Phillips, and R. J. Baker. 2001. Accumulation of cesium and strontium from abiotic and biotic sources in rodents at Chornobyl, Ukraine. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20(9):1927-1935.

Matson, C. W., and R. J. Baker. 2001. DNA sequence variation in the mitochondrial control region of red-backed voles (Clethrionomys). Molecular Biology and Evolution 18(8):1494-1501.

Baker, R. J., A. M. Bickham, M. Bondarkov, S. Gaschak, C. W. Matson, B. E. Rodgers, J. K. Wickliffe, and R. K. Chesser. 2001. Consequences of polluted environments on population structure: the bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) at Chornobyl. Ecotoxicology 10:211-216.

Matson, C. W., B. E. Rodgers, R. K. Chesser and R. J. Baker. 2000. Genetic diversity of Clethrionomys glareolus populations from highly contaminated sites in the Chornobyl region,Ukraine. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 19:2130-2135.

Rodgers, B. E. and R. J. Baker. 2000. Frequencies of micronuclei in bank voles from zones of high radiation at Chernobyl, Ukraine. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 19:1644-1649.

Baker, R. J. and R. K. Chesser. 2000. The Chornobyl nuclear disaster and subsequent creation of a wildlife preserve. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 19:1231-1232.

Chesser, R. K. et al. 1999. Concentrations and Dose Rate Estimates of 134, 137Cesium and 90Strontium in Small Mammals at Chornobyl, Ukraine. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 19:305-312.

Makova, K.D., A. Nekrutenko and R.J. Baker. 2000. Evolution of microsatellite alleles in four species of mice (genus Apodemus). Journal of Molecular Evolution 51:166-172.

Nekrutenko, A. Makova, K.D. and R.J. Baker. 2000. Isolation of binary species-specific PCR-based markers and their value for diagnostic applications. Gene 249:47-51.

Baker, R.J., J. A. DeWoody, A. J. Wright and R. K. Chesser. 1999. On the utility of heteroplasmy in genotoxic studies: an example from Chornobyl. Ecotoxicology. 8:301-309.

Makova, K. D., J. C. Patton, E. Yu. Krysanov, R. K. Chesser, and R. J. Baker. 1999. Microsatellite markers in wood mouse and striped field mouse (genus Apodemus). Molecular Ecology. 7:247-255.

DeWoody, J. A., R. K. Chesser and R. J. Baker. 1999. A translocated mitochondrial cytochrome b pseudogene in voles (Rodentia: Microtus). Journal of Molecular Evolution. 48:380-382.

Baker, R. J., K. D. Makova and R. K. Chesser. 1999. Microsatellites indicate high frequency of multiple paternity in genus Apodemus (Rodentia). Molecular Ecology. 8:107-111.

Nekrutenko, A., K. D. Makova, R. K. Chesser, and R. J. Baker. 1999. Representational differences analysis to distinguish cryptic species. Molecular Ecology 8:1235-1238.

DeWoody, J. A. 1999. Nucleotide variation in the p53 tumor-suppressor gene of voles from Chernobyl, Ukraine. Mutation Research. 439:25-36.

Dallas, C. E., S.F.Lingenfelser, J. T. Lingenfelser, K. Holloman, C. H. Jagoe, J. A. Kind, R. K. Chesser and  M. H. Smith . 1998. Flow cytometric analysis of red and white blood cell DNA in fish from Chernobyl-contaminated ponds in the Ukraine. Ecotoxicology.7:211-219.

Jagoe, C. H., R. K. Chesser, M. H. Smith, M. D. Lomakin, S. K. Lingenfelser, and C. E. Dallas. 1998. Levels of cesium, mercury and lead in fish, and cesium in pond sediments in an inhabited region of the Ukraine near Chernobyl. Environmental Pollution 98: 223-232.

Jagoe, C.H., C. E. Dallas, R. K. Chesser, M. H. Smith, S. K. Lingenfelser, J. T. Lingenfelser, K. Holloman, and M. D.. Lomakin. 1998. Contamination near Chernobyl: radiocesium, lead and mercury in fish and sediment radiocesium from waters within the 10 km zone. Ecotoxicology 7: 1-9.

Nekrutenko, A., Hillis, D.M., Patton, J.C., Bradley R.D., and R.J. Baker. 1998. Cytosolic Isocitrate Dehydrogenase in Humans, Mice, and Voles and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Enzyme Family. Mol.Biol.Evol. 15(12):1674-1684

Baker, R.J., R.A. Van Den Bussche, A.J. Wright, L.E. Wiggins, M.J. Hamilton, E.P. Reat, M.H. Smith, M.D. Lomakin, and R.K. Chesser. 1997. High levels of genetic change in rodents of Chernobyl. Nature. 390:100.

Lingenfelser, S. K., C. E. Dallas, C. H. Jagoe, R. K. Chesser, M. H. Smith, and M. D. Lomakin. 1997. Variation in blood cell DNA in Carassius carassius from ponds near Chernobyl, Ukraine. Ecotoxicology 6:187-203.

Chesser, R. K. and R. J. Baker. 1996. Life Continues at Chernobyl. La Recherche. 286:30-31. (in French).

Baker, R.J., M.J. Hamilton, R.A. Van Den Bussche, L.E. Wiggins, D.W. Sugg, M.H. Smith, M.D. Lomakin, S.P. Gaschak, E.G. Bundova, G.A. Rudenskaya, and R.K. Chesser. 1996. Small mammals from the most radioactive sites near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Journal of Mammalogy. 77:155-170.

Baker, R.J., R.A. Van Den Bussche, A.J. Wright, L.E. Wiggins, M.J. Hamilton, E.P. Reat, M.H. Smith, M.D. Lomakin, and R.K. Chesser. 1996. Accelerated mutation rate in native rodents from a polluted site at Chernobyl. Nature. 380:707-708.

Dallas, C. E., C. H. Jagoe, S. K. Fisher, K. A. Holloman, R. K. Chesser, and M. H. Smith. 1995. Evaluation of genotoxicity in wild organisms due to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In, Animal World and Ecosystems in Conditions of Radioactive Pollution. Ecology of Industrial Regions 1:44-54.

Sugg, D.W., J. W. Bickham, J.A. Brooks, M. D. Lomakin, C. H. Jagoe, C. E. Dallas, M.H. Smith, R. J. Baker, and R. K. Chesser. 1996. DNA damage and radiocesium in channel catfish from Chernobyl. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 15:1057-1063.

Dallas, C. E., C. H. Jagoe, S. K. Fisher, K. A. Holloman, R. K. Chesser, and M. H. Smith. 1996. Evaluation of genotoxicity in wild organisms due to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In, Animal World and Ecosystems in Conditions of Radioactive Pollution. Nauka Science Publishers, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. (In Russian).

Dallas, C. E., C. H. Jagoe, S. K. Fisher, K. A. Holloman, R. K. Chesser, and M. H. Smith. 1995. Evaluation of genotoxicity in wild organisms due to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. In, Animal World and Ecosystems in Conditions of Radioactive Pollution. Ecology of Industrial Regions. 1:44-54.

 

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