Table 2

Effect of duration of x-ray exposure to head on motor control abilities. m/n denotes m animals behaving normally out of n animal trials. Asterisks denote partially limited response (e.g., slow response).

Exposure time (min) with 25 keV x-rays, 80 μW/mm2


Species

Behavior

2

4

5

6

8

10

12

15

25

120+


Ant

Righting

2/2

2/2

1/2

1*/2

2*/2

1*/2

Defense

2/2

2/2

1/2

1/2

1*/2

1*/2

Walking

2/2

2/2

2*/2

1*/2

0/2

0/2


Fruit fly

Righting

1/1

2/2

2/2

2/2

0/2

1*/2

Walking

1/1

2/2

2*/2

2*/2

0/2

1*/2

Flight

1/1

2/2

2/2

2/2

0/2

1*/2


Beetle

Righting

1/1

1/1

0/1

0/1

Walking

1/1

1*/1

1*/1

0/1

Running

1/1

1*/1

0/1

0/1


Grasshopper

Righting

2/2

Hopping

2/2

Flight

2/2


Socha et al. BMC Biology 2007 5:6   doi:10.1186/1741-7007-5-6

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