Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effects of weak electromagnetic fields on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus
by Smith, Derek A., M.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2017, 84; 10633335
Abstract (Summary)

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

Indexing (document details)
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
Publication Number: 10633335
ISBN: 978-0-355-11904-6
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