Conference Proceedings Paper
A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF RADIATION EFFECTS ON AMERICAN FLAGFISH
39th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2015 June 01
M. Tzivaki (UOIT)
E. Waller (UOIT)
In order to add to the knowledge base of radiation effects on non-human biota, it is important to define benchmark values for different species. An experimental set-up was designed to investigate effects from irradiation with Cs-137 to American Flagfish. Preliminary experiments to assess the suitability of the methodology were conducted by exposing Flagfish eggs to 44 h of ionizing radiation. The subsequent observation of the developing fry showed no effect on hatching. However, the mortality and observed vertebral malformations were increased with increasing absorbed dose which is suspected to be a result of developmental defects in the embryonic stage.
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