The chemist examined the role of activated oxygen molecules in biological processes.
When road deicing salt enters freshwater ecosystems, prey species such as Daphnia pulex can rapidly evolve tolerance to the contaminant, buffering their local food webs from the impacts of salination.
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(See K.D. Coldsnow et al, “Rapid evolution of tolerance to road salt in zooplankton.” Environmental Pollution, DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2016.12.024, 2017)
January 9, 2017
It appears this was not a controlled experiment in that the exposure conditions before and after "evolution" were not the same. It may be that the physiological responses to certain salinity were always there, so attribution to rapid evolution may be a stretch.