Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Influence of ELF sinusoidal electromagnetic fields on proliferation and metabolite yield of fungi. med./bio.

Published in: Electromagn Biol Med 2006; 25 (1): 71-77

Aim of study (acc. to author)

This study was performed to determine the influence of extremely low frequency sinusoidal electromagnetic field on the proliferation and metabolism of 12 fungi.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous up to 10 days

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Type
Waveform
Exposure duration continuous up to 10 days
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup A sample of fungus mycelium (9 mm in diameter) was placed on a agar culture in the center of a Petri dish (5.5 cm in diameter). Three dishes were placed inside the coils (8 cm in diameter) where their positions were shuffled every day.
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 1 mT unspecified measured - to 2 mT
magnetic flux density 3 mT unspecified measured - -
magnetic flux density 5 mT unspecified measured - -
magnetic flux density 7 mT unspecified measured - -
magnetic flux density 10 mT unspecified measured - -

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Each strain showed its own specific proliferation and metabolism pattern for amplitude and exposure duration applied. The response of all strains to the different magnetic flux densities were quite variable.
Data for metabolism measurement were not given.

Study character:

Study funded by

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