Effects of extremely low-frequency magnetic fields on the oviposition of Drosophila melanogaster over three generations

Bioelectromagnetics. 2009 Dec;30(8):687-9. doi: 10.1002/bem.20528.


The aim of this study was to determine the effects of an extremely low-frequency 50 Hz magnetic field (ELFMF) on the oviposition and development of Drosophila melanogaster. The results show that exposure of D. melanogaster females of generation P and all the development stages of generation F1 to an ELFMF weakened the oviposition of these insects in their subsequent generations.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila melanogaster / physiology*
  • Female
  • Magnetics*
  • Oviposition*