Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Nonthermal effects of millimeter microwaves on yeast growth. med./bio.

Published in: Z Naturforsch C 1978; 33 (1-2): 15-22

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the influence of microwave irradiation on the growth rate of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Endpoint

Exposure

Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 42 GHz
Exposure duration: up to 12 hr
  • power: 11 mW unspecified (13 mW, 14 mW, 15 mW, 17 mW, 18 mW, 19 mW, 22 mW, 23 mW, 26 mW and 27 mW)

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 42 GHz
Type
Exposure duration up to 12 hr
Exposure setup
Exposure source
Parameters
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 11 mW unspecified measured - 13 mW, 14 mW, 15 mW, 17 mW, 18 mW, 19 mW, 22 mW, 23 mW, 26 mW and 27 mW

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

A frequency-dependent effect of microwave irradiation on the growth rate of S. cerevisiae could be demonstrated. The cell density as a direct indicator for cell growth was either decreased or increased relative to the unirradiated control.

Study character:

Study funded by

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