Exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields alters the behaviour, physiology and stress protein levels of desert locusts.
Published in: Sci Rep 2016; 6: 36413-
Aim of study (acc. to author)
circular glass chamber (15 cm diameter x 7.5 cm height)
coil of 20 cm diameter and composed of 282 turns of insulated copper wire produced a homogeneous, vertical field; glass chamber with 6 locusts was placed inside the coil; temperature during exposure was monitored (at 1 mT, no change was observed (room temperature, 21°C), at 4 mT it was 24.5°C ± 1°C and at 7 mT it was 29.3°C ± 1°C)
sham exposure was conducted.
sham exposure, a hot plate under the coil was used to ensure the same temperature in the glass chamber as during exposure (not necessary for 1 mT)
invertebrate desert locust (
Schistocerca gregaria) whole body
Investigated organ system:
Main outcome of study (acc. to author)
Study funded by
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
University of Southampton, UK
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