Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 21(1): 99-104, doi: 10.3750/AIP1991.21.1.11
Effects of fertilizing sea trout (Salmo trutta L.) eggs with spermatozoa exposed to a magnetic field
expand article infoK. Formicki, A. Sobociński, A. Winnicki, Z. Mongiało
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Sea trout (Salmo trutta L.) eggs were fertilized with spermatozoa which had been exposed for 4 hours to the effect of a steady magnetic field of 200 mT and 250 mT and for 5 hours to 200 mT. Percentage of fertilized eggs was calculated, and observations were made on the course of egg incubation. The experiments confirmed the suggestions on beneficial effect of magnetic field upon the success of egg fertilization. Samples of eggs fertilization with spermatozoa which had been previously exposed to a magnetic field were characterized by significantly higher percentage of fertilized eggs compared to the control.