Previous studies of electromagnetic field effects on bacteria are examined, and new experimental procedures and their results are discussed. Experimental samples of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were prepared in different conditions, and measurements of optical density were used to track growth rates after removing the samples from their associated experimental environments. Experimental environments varied in magnetic field intensities and frequencies, including a control environment of minimal field intensity. Plots of experimental data sets and their associated averages are used to visualize the experimental outcomes, and differences in growth patterns are evaluated. Results are then used to hypothesize the mechanisms and consequences of the potentially observed field effects
|Advisor:||Masood, Samina S.|
|School:||University of Houston-Clear Lake|
|School Location:||United States -- Texas|
|Source:||MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Literature, Physics, Biophysics|
|Keywords:||Agar, Escherichia Coli, Growth Curve, Luria-Bertani Broth, Staphylococcus Aureus, Weak Magnetic Field|
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