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Acta Biologica Hungarica

, Volume 62, Issue 4, pp 426–440 | Cite as

Effects of a Porphyrazine Derivative on Some Developmental Characteristics of Drosophila Melanogaster

  • Ayla KaratasEmail author
  • Fatma Ertan
  • Neslihan Saki
  • Ensar Baspinar
  • A. M. Sevim
  • A. Gül
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Abstract

In this study, the effects of a porphyrazine derivative, [octakis (2-trimethylammoniumethyl thio) porphyrazinatocobalt] octaiodide (CoPzq), were explored on the developmental characteristics, sex ratio and egg fertility of Drosophila melanogaster. CoPzq was preferred in the study due to its probability to be used as a chemotherapeutic agent in medicine. As a result of the application of CoPzq, a phenotypic abnormality was revealed within the individuals of F1 and F2 generation of Drosophila. Although individuals of F2 generation did not directly come into contact with the chemical, the rate of abnormality is high. An increase was observed within both generations in terms of the egg fertility. Besides, a deviation emerged in the sex-ratio in some concentrations.

Keywords

Porphyrazine Drosophila melanogaster toxic effect sex ratio egg fertility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayla Karatas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fatma Ertan
    • 2
  • Neslihan Saki
    • 2
  • Ensar Baspinar
    • 3
  • A. M. Sevim
    • 4
  • A. Gül
    • 4
  1. 1.Kocaeli University, Faculty of EducationKocaeliTurkey
  2. 2.Kocaeli University, Faculty of Arts and SciencesKocaeliTurkey
  3. 3.Sinop University, Faculty of Arts and SciencesSinopTurkey
  4. 4.Technical University of İstanbul, Faculty of Arts and SciencesİstanbulTurkey

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