ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD INFLUENCE ON PECULIARITIES OF RANA TEMPORARIA LINNAEUS, 1758 (ANURA, RANIDAE) ONTOGENY
Keywords: amphibians, European grass frog, ontogeny, electromagnetic irradiation, ecology
AbstractThis 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.
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