Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Ultrastructural changes following treatment with a microwave pulse in the oocyst of Eimeria magna Perard, 1925 med./bio.

Published in: Parasitol Res 1991; 77 (7): 585-589

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To investigate the ultrastructural changes in oocysts of the coccidia Eimeria magna after microwave exposure.

Background/further details

E. magna isolated from dwarf rabbit is a protozoan parasite which sometimes causes fatal dysentery.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2,450 MHz
Exposure duration: continuous for 10, 15, or 20 s

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2,450 MHz
Exposure duration continuous for 10, 15, or 20 s
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Setup Oocysts were exposed in 3 ml of medium in small glass Petri dishes.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 600 W - - - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

Depending on the exposure time a partial or complete destruction of the cellular organelles could be demonstrated.

Study character:

Study funded by

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