Medical/biological Study (experimental study)
Comparison of the low-frequency magnetic field effects on bacteria Escherichia coli, Leclercia adecarboxylata and Staphylococcus aureus. med./biol. By: Fojt L, Strasak L, Vetterl V, Smarda J
Published in: Bioelectrochemistry 2004; 63 (1-2): 337 - 341 ( PubMed Entry , Journal web site )
Aim of study (according to author)
To investigate and compare the cell viability of three different bacterial strain exposed to low frequency magnetic fields.
General category: magnetic field, low frequency field, 50/60 Hz (AC)
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bacterium (in vitro)
Escherichia coli, Leclercia adecarboxylata, Staphylococcus aureus
Methodsinvestigated material: bacterium (in vitro)
time of investigation: after exposure
Main outcome of study (according to author)
Viability decreases with longer exposure times and/or higher magnetic induction. The most sensitive strain was E. coli, the least sensitive was Staphylococcus aureus.
(Study character: medical/biological study, experimental study, full/main study)
Study funded by
- Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
- Grant Agency of Czech Republic
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