Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

50 Hz magnetic field effect on the morphology of bacteria med./bio.

Published in: Micron 2009; 40 (8): 918-922

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study the changes in morphology of two bacterial strains (rod-like, gram-negative and spherical, gram-positive) induced by a 50 Hz, 10 mT magnetic field exposure.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 50 Hz
Exposure duration: continuous for 1 h

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 50 Hz
Exposure duration continuous for 1 h
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Setup samples placed in the center of the cylindrical coil
Sham exposure A sham exposure was conducted.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
magnetic flux density 10 mT maximum measured - -

Reference articles

  • Fojt L et al. (2004): Comparison of the low-frequency magnetic field effects on bacteria Escherichia coli, Leclercia adecarboxylata and Staphylococcus aureus

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

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

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The data showed no changes in bacterial morphology neither of rod-like nor of spherical bacteria after 1 h, 50 Hz and 10 mT magnetic field exposure.

Study character:

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