The Sensitivity of Resting Eggs of the Cladoceran Moina macrocopa to the Effect of Ionizing Radiation during the Reactivation of the Eggs
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We investigated the sensitivity of resting eggs of the cladoceran Moina macrocopa to the effect of ionizing radiation during the reactivation of the eggs. The study showed that the resting eggs during reactivation are more vulnerable to irradiation than the resting eggs in a stage of deep dormancy. The decrease in the efficiency of egg reactivation was observed at high doses, the growth rate of juveniles, fecundity, and the number of produced clutches by females strongly decreased when resting eggs at the reactivation stage absorbed doses of 64 Gy and higher.
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