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Effect of magnetic fields on antioxidative defense and fitness-related traits of Baculum extradentatum (insecta, phasmatodea).
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PMID:  21953292     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study aimed to determine the effect of magnetic fields on the antioxidative defense and fitness-related traits of Baculum extradentatum. Following exposure to magnetic fields, antioxidative defense (superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) activities, and total glutathione (GSH) content) and fitness-related traits (egg mortality, development dynamics, and mass of nymphs) were monitored in nymphs. The experimental groups were: control (kept out of influence of the magnets), a group exposed to a constant magnetic field (CMF) of 50 mT, and a group exposed to an alternating magnetic field (AMF) of 50 Hz, 6 mT. We found increased SOD and CAT activities in animals exposed to constant and AMFs, whereas GSH activity was not influenced by experimental magnetic fields. No differences were found in egg mortality between control and experimental groups. Significant differences in the time of development between the control and the CMF group were observed, as well as between the CMF and the AMF group. No differences were found in the mass of the nymphs between the three experimental groups. In conclusion, CMF and AMF have the possibility to modulate the antioxidative defense and some of the fitness-related traits in B. extradentatum. Bioelectromagnetics. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Dajana Todorović; Dejan Mirčić; Larisa Ilijin; Marija Mrdaković; Milena Vlahović; Zlatko Prolić; Vesna Perić Mataruga
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioelectromagnetics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1521-186X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8008281     Medline TA:  Bioelectromagnetics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Insect Physiology and Biochemistry, Institute for Biological Research, "Siniša Stanković", University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia.
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