Sensitivity of Grain Mite1 Eggs to Gamma Radiation as Influenced by Does Rate and Treatment Age2,3
Authors: BROWN, GARY A.; DAVIS, ROBERT
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 65, Number 6, December 1972 , pp. 1619-1621(3)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Tests were made to determine the influence of radiation dose rate and age at treatment on some effects of gamma radiation on the eggs of Acarus siro L. Eggs of 5 ages were irradiated with 3 krad of gamma radiation from a cobalt-60 source at dose rates of 6, 18, and 43 rad/see. Variations in egg mortality and hatching time resulted from treating eggs at different ages. Eggs irradiated at 3 days were the most sensitive, having the longest mean hatch time and the greatest mortality. The influence of dose rate was not significant. However, a consistently lower egg hatch resulted after the 43 rad/see treatments than after the other treatments.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1972-12-01
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