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Inhibition of Bacterial Growth in Homogeneous Fields

  • H. G. Hedrick

Abstract

The use of magnetic fields as shielding against cosmic radiation during missions in space is presently being investigated. Such active shielding apparently requires magnetic fields stronger than the geomagnetic field. In order to predict the possibility of a biosystem suffering a deleterious effect in constant high magnetic fields, it becomes necessary to study the responses of the system when placed in such fields. Studies of the responses of microorganisms, as the biosystem, to magnetic fields have been carried out at General Dynamics/Fort Worth for the past year.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Permanent Magnet Nutrient Broth Serratia Marcescens Cosmic Radiation 
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References

  1. 1.
    Gerencser, V.F., M. F. Barnothy, and J. M. Barnothy, “Inhibition of Bacterial Growth by Magnetic Fields,” Nature 196:539, 1962.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Jennison, M. W., “Growth of Bacteria, Yeasts, and Molds in a Strong Magnetic Field,” J. Bacteriol. 33:15, 1937.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Hedrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Science LaboratoriesGeneral DynamicsFort WorthUSA

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