ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD INFLUENCE ON PECULIARITIES OF RANA TEMPORARIA LINNAEUS, 1758 (ANURA, RANIDAE) ONTOGENY

  • Oleksii Marushchak I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology
  • Oksana Nekrasova I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology
  • Oleksandra Oskyrko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Vitalina Voitenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Dmitry Zhytnyk Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Keywords: amphibians, European grass frog, ontogeny, electromagnetic irradiation, ecology

Abstract

This work is dedicated to study of electromagnetic irradiation influence on peculiarities of its impact on linear features and mortality of European grass frog tadpoles. Among the effects observed the intensification of growth and mortality were detected according to the increasing of number of irradiation sessions. Also the presence of morphological abnormalities in post-metamorphic individuals was assessed. The experiment showed that electromagnetic irradiation did’t cause the mass occurrence of morphological anomalies. The preliminary results of the work show that this field of experiment is promising and further investigations should be conducted. The results of the experiment can be used in herpetoculture while creating of stable breeding stock of amphibians, development of nature conservation management-plans for objects of nature reserve fund as well as in studying of impact of electromagnetic field on living organisms in general.

Author Biographies

Oleksii Marushchak, I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology
PhD student at the Dapertment of Animal monitoring and conservation
Oksana Nekrasova, I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology
Senior researcher at the Dapertment of Animal monitoring and conservation
Oleksandra Oskyrko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Bachelor student at the Educational and Scientific Center "Institute of Biology and Medicine"
Vitalina Voitenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Bachelor student at the Educational and Scientific Center "Institute of Biology and Medicine"
Dmitry Zhytnyk, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Bachelor student at Faculty of Radiophysics, Electronics and Computer Systems
Published
2019-09-03
Section
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