An Earthworm : Bio-indicator of Ultra Violet (UV) Radiation in Environment

Authors(1) :-K. R. Panwar

In the present study, impacts of UV radiation on earthworm behavior was evaluated and established a relationship between intensity of UV radiation and earthworm’s health based behavioral alterations. An endemic earthworm species Lampito mauritii was exposed to solar UV radiation in the climate of Indian Thar desert. Locomotion, touch response, feeding and reproductive behavior were studied. UV irradiated worms showed significant changes in the parameters as compared to the control group of earthworms. The impacts of ultra violet radiations on the earthworm behavior in Desert climate is worked meagerly, therefore the study was performed on the earthworm species L. mauritii in the Indian Thar desert and the earthworm species was identified as bio-indicator for radiation level measurement.

Authors and Affiliations

K. R. Panwar
Department of Zoology, Government College, Jodhpur, India

Ultra Violet (UV) Radiation, Earthworm, Bio-indicator, Desert climate

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 1063-1064
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1738175
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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K. R. Panwar, " An Earthworm : Bio-indicator of Ultra Violet (UV) Radiation in Environment", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.1063-1064, November-December-2017.
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