Effects Of Electromagnetism On Bacteria

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Authors
Strekall, Mike
Advisor
John Christenson
Jean Smith
Rev. Oliver Hightower
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Date of Issue
1977-04-01
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Title
Effects Of Electromagnetism On Bacteria
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Abstract
The application of two bacteria as biosystems for determining the growth effects of a high magnetic field was studied. Multiplication of Bacillus subtilis and of Enterobacter aerogenes was observed during exposure to a magnetic field of 6100 gauss. Cell populations were studied at 2 hr intervals, and the results were considered statistically. No effect of the high magnetic field was seen with B. subtilis. On the contrary, significant inhibition of E. aerogenes occurred at 5 hr. This effect disappeared at 11 hr, since control and exposed cultures became indistinguishable.
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Bachelor's
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Spring
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Life & Environmental Sciences