Orekhova N.A., Rasina L.N. 2012. Biochemical analysis of the metabolism of small rodents living in different radioecological conditions // Russian J. Theriol. Vol.11. No.1: 21–31 [in English].

Natalya A. Orekhova [orehova@ios.uran.ru] and Larisa N. Rasina [rasina@ios.uran.ru], Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 8 Marta street 202, Ekaterinburg 620144, Russia;

Larisa N. Rasina [rasina@ios.uran.ru], Institute of Organic Synthesis, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, S. Kovalevskoi / Akademicheskaya street 20/22, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

KEY WORDS: small rodents, the EURT area, functional-metabolic changes, strategies of physiological adaptation.

ABSTRACT. The initial differences of metabolism and their modification under the conditions of radioactive pollution of the environment are presented on the basis of the complex of biochemical parameters of two ecologically different species of small rodents (Apodemus uralensis and Myodes rutilus). The strategies of physiological adaptation of the studied species to radiation were determined as well as the dependence of their realization on functionally-metabolic peculiarity of the species was established.

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