Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Resonant-like dependence of yeast growth rate on microwave frequencies med./bio.

Published in: Br J Cancer 1982; 45 Suppl 5: 206-208

Aim of study (acc. to author)

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



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 41.64–41.835 MHz
  • power: 6 mW minimum (34 mW max value)

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 41.64–41.835 MHz
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power 6 mW minimum cf. remarks - 34 mW max value

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • during exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

A frequency-dependent resonance-like effect of microwave irradiation on the growth rate of S. cerevisiae could be demonstrated. The observed effects could not be explained by thermal interaction. The crucial biological or physical parameter still remains unknown.

Study character:

Study funded by

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