Effect of Herbicide Glyphosate on Drosophila melanogaster Fertility and Lifespan
We studied the effect of herbicide glyphosate on fertility and lifespan of D. melanogaster. Wild type flies obtained from the natural population and maintained in the laboratory and flies of the Oregon-R strain were used. Glyphosate concentrations 0.028, 0.28, and 2.8 mg/ml were tested. Glyphosate in a concentration of 2.8 mg/ml reduced lifespan of male flies and the number of pupae and imago in the progeny of D. melanogaster from natural population and Oregon-R strain, while the concentrations of 0.028 and 0.28 mg/ml produced no adverse effect on the studied parameters.
Key Wordsherbicide glyphosate D. melanogaster
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Belokon SV, Sklyar VS. Genetoxical effect of herbicides and fecundity of Drosophila melanogaster. Vestn. Odes. Nats. Univer. Biol. 2012;17(4):57-61. Ukrainian.Google Scholar
- 2.Kopytchuk TE, Belokon SV, Sechnyak OL. The influence of herbicides on Drosophila melanogaster viability. Vestn. Odes. Nats. Univer. Biol. 2011;16(6):47-51. Ukrainian.Google Scholar
- 3.Nedopitanska NM. The problem of the carcinogenic risk of glyphosate: new data. Such. Probl. Toksikol. 2011;(1-2):5-15. Ukrainian.Google Scholar
- 5.de Aguiar LM, Figueira FH, Gottschalk MS, da Rosa CE. Glyphosate-based herbicide exposure causes antioxidant defence responses in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C Toxicol. Pharmacol. 2016;185-186:94-101.Google Scholar
- 7.National pesticide information center. Glyphosate technical fact sheet. URL: http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/archive/glyphotech.html