Consequences of Radioactive and Chemical Contamination for Natural Population of Earthworms

Authors

  • A.V. Rybak Institute of Biology of Komi Science Centre of Ural Branch of RAS
  • T.A. Maystrenko Institute of Biology of Komi Science Centre of Ural Branch of RAS
  • S.A. Geras'kin Russian Institutes of Agricultural Radiology and Agroecology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48614/rrs120213296

Keywords:

Radionuclides, Earthworms, Survival, Reproduction, Population Density

Abstract

The reduced reproduction of A. caliginosaand population densityof lumbricidswas shown at the polluted site. The survival of A. caliginosa after acute γ-irradiation (2270 Gy) was higher at contaminated site (LD50/10) than reference site (LD50/6).The data obtained indicate the adaptation of inhabiting contaminated site earthworm population to the harsh environmental conditions.

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Published

2021-12-20

How to Cite

Rybak, A., Maystrenko, T., & Geras’kin, S. (2021). Consequences of Radioactive and Chemical Contamination for Natural Population of Earthworms. Radiobiology and Radiation Safety, 1(2), 20–28. https://doi.org/10.48614/rrs120213296