Impact of water, exposed to a static magnetic field, on the diapausing artemia cysts

Tyumen State University Herald. Natural Resource Use and Ecology


2015, Vol. 1. №2(2)

Impact of water, exposed to a static magnetic field, on the diapausing artemia cysts

About the authors:

Irina I. Rudneva, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Professor, Senior Researcher, A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas (Sevastopol)
Valentin G. Shaida, Engineer, Head of the Department of Communication and Information Transfer, A. O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas


Physical fields play an important role in human activity. The influence of water exposed to 0.108 Т and 0.208 T static magnetic field (SMF), including north (N-group) and south (S-group) poles on Artemia cysts hatching rate and chemiluminescence (ChL) parameters of nauplia extracts was studied. No significant differences were observed in hatching rate values in all experimental groups with the exception of a considerable increase of this parameter in N-group exposed to a higher strength SMF. ChL values of the nauplia extracts in experimental groups with water exposed to 0.108 T were significantly lower as compared with the control, while at the higher SMF strength the ChL values were larger. Possible mechanisms of indirect impact of SMF on hatching stimulation and ChL of Artemia are discussed.


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