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Title: Effects of gamma radiation on spermatogenesis and fertility of male Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae)

Abstract

Amblyomma americanum males were treated with 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and 16 krad of gamma radiation. Testes of ticks treated with 2, 3, 4, 8, and 16 krad were smaller than those of ticks irradiated at lower levels and controls. No recognizable alteration in timing of spermatogenesis was noted among the different radiation groups, but severe breakdown and depletion of germinal cells was noted at 4, 8, and 16 krad. Percent hatch of larvae from crosses of irradiated males and untreated females decreased with increasing radiation level. No hatch was observed from eggs of females mated to males treated at 2 krad or higher.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Southern College, Statesboro
OSTI Identifier:
6273173
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Parasitol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; TESTES; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; TICKS; FERTILITY; GAMMA RADIATION; LARVAE; SPERMATOGENESIS; ANIMALS; ARACHNIDS; ARTHROPODS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BODY; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; GAMETOGENESIS; GONADS; INVERTEBRATES; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MALE GENITALS; ORGANS; RADIATION EFFECTS; RADIATIONS; 560152* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Animals

Citation Formats

Oliver, Jr, J H, and Stanley, M A. Effects of gamma radiation on spermatogenesis and fertility of male Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). United States: N. p., 1987. Web. doi:10.2307/3282083.
Oliver, Jr, J H, & Stanley, M A. Effects of gamma radiation on spermatogenesis and fertility of male Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae). United States. https://doi.org/10.2307/3282083
Oliver, Jr, J H, and Stanley, M A. 1987. "Effects of gamma radiation on spermatogenesis and fertility of male Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae)". United States. https://doi.org/10.2307/3282083.
@article{osti_6273173,
title = {Effects of gamma radiation on spermatogenesis and fertility of male Amblyomma americanum (Acari: Ixodidae)},
author = {Oliver, Jr, J H and Stanley, M A},
abstractNote = {Amblyomma americanum males were treated with 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, and 16 krad of gamma radiation. Testes of ticks treated with 2, 3, 4, 8, and 16 krad were smaller than those of ticks irradiated at lower levels and controls. No recognizable alteration in timing of spermatogenesis was noted among the different radiation groups, but severe breakdown and depletion of germinal cells was noted at 4, 8, and 16 krad. Percent hatch of larvae from crosses of irradiated males and untreated females decreased with increasing radiation level. No hatch was observed from eggs of females mated to males treated at 2 krad or higher.},
doi = {10.2307/3282083},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6273173}, journal = {J. Parasitol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {4}
}