Journal or Publishing Institution: Biological Systems: Theory and Innovation
Author(s): Omelchenko, N. N., Dronyk, H. and Kucheriava, V.
Article Type: Peer Reviewed Study
The use of genetic engineering results in the cultivation of agricultural raw materials continues to cause serious controversy among researchers. Uncontrolled spread in Ukraine Roundup resistant soybeans (30-90% of sowing areas) can cause getting it in the diet of consumers.
The experiment was conducted in vivarium of the Department “Industrial Biotechnology” of the Chernivtsi Faculty of NTU “KhPI”. Three groups of rats of the Vistar line of both sexes were used. Control animals received standard vivarium feed. Two experimental groups received a standard diet with a replacement of 35% of its protein per native and transgenic soybean, respectively. Studies have been conducted on three generations of rats. After 6 months, the experimental diet was consumed by animals, internal organs were taken and weighed. Calculated the indexes of the mass of the heart, lungs, kidneys, spleen, liver.
Established that there is no pronounced effect of genetically modified soy in the diet for mass index of heart and lung of both sexes of rats three generations observed. The consumption of transgenic soybeans in animal parental generation is marked increase in liver weight with the control group: females – 23,5 %, males – 15,7 %.
Keywords: transgenic soybean, rats, rodents, influence, body mass index, feeding study
Omelchenko, N. N., Dronyk, H. and Kucheriava, V., 2018. Changes of masometric indices of internal organs of rats from the effect of native and genetically modified soybean in the composition of feed. Biological Systems: Theory and Innovation, 287, 44-52.
- Health effects
- Pesticide use
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