Uporedna ispitivanja efekata magnetnog polja na razviće lutke kod tri vrste holometabolnih insekata
Comparative examinations of magnetic field effects on pupal development in three holometabolous insect species
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The development of new technologies in the last decades has actuated researches on effects of magnetic and electromagnetic fields on individual performance and physiological reactions in living systems. Our work is based on the model of pupal development and compares insect species belonging to different orders: Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera), Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera) and Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera). A highly significant increase in the rate of adult eclosion was detected in all examined species reared under constant external magnetic field suggesting unique mechanisms of magnetic field influence on development of three evolutionary distant insect species.
Keywords:magnetic field; pupal development; Tenebrio molitor; Drosophilamelanogaster; Apis mellifera
Source:Acta entomologica Serbica, 2001, 6, 1-2, 139-142