Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Morphological anomalies in pollen tubes of Actinidia deliciosa (kiwi) exposed to 50 Hz magnetic field. med./bio.

Published in: Bioelectromagnetics 2005; 26 (2): 153-156

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate possible morphological anomalies in pollen tube of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) exposed to a 50 Hz magnetic field.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: 150 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration 150 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Chamber Incubator maintained at 30°C
Setup Petri dish containing germination medium and pollen grains (1 mg/ml) was positioned in the center of the solenoid with the bottom plate perpendicular to the magnetic field.
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 3.5 mT mean calculated - -
electric field strength 6 mV/m unspecified calculated - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Pollen germination was not statistically affected due to magnetic field exposure. However, the morphology of pollen tube was affected by MF exposure. As a possible explanation the authors assume an effect of the applied magnetic field on endogenous calcium.

Study character:

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