Close quarter cures Transport alters genes
Living close to one another has a health benefit
of transport such as shipping can disrupt genetic patterns in marine organisms over long periods of time. This has unknown consequences for both native as well as alien species. Researchers collected samples from 15 locations on the English and French coast, and analysed their DNA to determine how similar populations are to each other. They found a mosaic of genetic patterns that could not be explained by the influence of natural or anthropogenic means alone.
Biology Letters, October 11