Reduction in egg hatch ofArgas (Argas) reflexus (Fab.) (Acari, Argasidae) due to colchicine

  • Alicja Buczek


The eggs ofArgas (Argas) reflexus (Fab.) were exposed to 0.05% colchicine on 9th, 15th or 23rd–25th days of embryonic development at 25°C and 30% RH.

The eggs on the 15th and 23rd–25th days of development were the most sensitive to colchicine. In these experiments 6.9% and 9.4% embryos died, respectively. The largest number of disturbances of egg hatch (11.5%) were observed after exposure of the eggs to colchicine on 23rd–25th days of embryogenesis.


Plant Physiology Plant Pathology Embryonic Development Colchicine 
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Die Eier vonArgas (A.) reflexus (Fab.) wurden am 9., 15. oder 23–25. Tag der Embryonalentwicklung bei 25°C und 30% r. L. der Wirkung des Kolchizin von 0.05% unterzogen.

Am empfindlichsten gegen Kolchizin zeigten sich die Eier im späteren Stadium der Embryonalentwicklung, das heißt am 15. und 23.–25. Tag der Eiinkubation, wo 6.9% und 9.4% Embryonen abstarben.

Morphologische Störungen beiArgas reflexus (11.5%) entstanden, wenn am 23.–25. Tag der Embryonalentwicklung Kolchizin einwirkte.


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  • Alicja Buczek
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  1. 1.Department of Biology and ParasitologySilesian Medical AcademyKatowicePoland

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