Nauplii of Artemia franciscana were irradiated by the doses of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.5 kGy 60Co. Dimensions of the body length, body width, intestine width, intestine epithelium width, and intestine lumen width, as well as the mutual ratios of dimensions were determined in 126 specimens. Ratios of the body length/body width (3.98, 3.60, 3.59, and 3.45 vs. 4.13 of control group), and ratios of the intestine epithelium width/intestine lumen width (0.64, 0.52, 0.51, and 0.45 vs. 0.85 of control group), according to the doses, were the most important parameters of evaluation of dependence of morphological changes on radiation doses.
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This research was supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic IGA VFU Brno 202112.
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Dvořák, P., Žd’árský, M., Beňová, K. et al. Selected Morphological Changes in Artemia franciscana after Ionizing Radiation Exposure. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 286–291 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-012-0693-9
- Artemia franciscana
- Gamma radiation
- Morphological changes
- Intestine epithelium