Drosophila melanogaster viability and mutability under the influence of low energy microwave monochromatic and ultra wideband impulse field


  • Yuriy G. Shckorbatov Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3315-0932
  • Vladimir N. Pasiuga Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
  • Lyubov Shakina Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
  • Valentin A. Grabina Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
  • Nikolay N. Kolchigin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
  • Dmitrij D. Ivanchenko Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
  • Oleg V. Kazansky Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
  • Viktor N. Bykov United Research Institutes of Armed Forces, Ukraine




electromagnetic field, dominant lethal mutations, drosophila, impulse radiation, microwave irradiation, viability


The influence of microwave radiation (int = 35 GHz, intensity P = 30, 70, 180, 265 mW /cm2) and ultra wideband irradiation at irradiation intensity of 10-5, 10-4, 10-3, and 10-2 W/cm2 on stocks of Drosophila melanogaster was investigated. Irradiation was performed on the stage of egg < exposure time was 10 sec... Irradiation by monochromatic radiation (35 GHz) of intensity 70, 180 and 265 mW/cm2 negatively influences upon the viability of Drosophila. No viability decrease registered after ultra wideband irradiation. Monochromatic microwave radiation induced dominant lethal mutations (DLM). The effect of radiation depends on state of polarizations of radiation. Linear polarized radiation and right circular polarized radiation induce more DLM than left circular polarized radiation. Ultra wideband .impulse radiation induced no significant decrease of Drosophila viability. Incidence of DLM increased after ultra wideband impulse irradiation at the intensity 10-4 and 10-2 W/cm2.


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