Date of Award

Spring 1978

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

James Manion

Second Advisor

Robert Heywood

Third Advisor

John Christenson

Abstract

Two auxotrophic strains of Escherichia coli K12 were allowed to conjugate while exposed to a constant, homogenous magnetic field and in the absence of a magnetic field. Statistical analysis indicated a significant inhibition of bacterial conjugation by the magnetic field, with each exposed culture averaging 26% inhibition.

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