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S. Grimaldi, A. Lisi, S. Reiti, V. Manni, M. Ledda, L. Giuliani, "Influence of 50-Hz Electromagnetic Field on Anurian (Xenopus laevis) Metamorphosis", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 4, Article ID 294126, 7 pages, 2004. https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2004.177
Influence of 50-Hz Electromagnetic Field on Anurian (Xenopus laevis) Metamorphosis
In this study, we show the effect of a 1-mT magnetic field AC at 50 Hz on Xenopus laevis tadpole populations. In the course of a 65-day exposure to the field, tadpole survival showed a small, but significant, decrease (p < 0.0004), together with a striking parallel 6-day shift in tadpole maturation frequency and a significant impairment of their metamorphosis. Particularly, metamorphosis was successful for 85% of individuals in the unirradiated tadpole population and for 45% of individuals in the irradiated tadpole population, respectively.