Accession Number:

AD0781333

Title:

Effects of Extremely Low Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields on Roots of 'Vicia faba'.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 71-Jan 74,

Corporate Author:

ROCHESTER UNIV N Y DEPT OF RADIATION BIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Roots of Vicia faba were exposed to electric and magnetic fields comparable to but at levels higher than those associated with Project Sanguine. There were no differences among control and exposed roots for growth or mitotic index. Also, there were no chromosomal anomalies. Three indices are examined to detect any effects of exposure of growing primary roots of Vicia faba Horse Bean, Mung Bean to ELF electric and magnetic fields simulating those near the Sanguine transmitter growth rate, mitotic index, chromosomal abnormalities in dividing meristematic cells. The choice of Vicia faba and of the above indices was due to the fact that they have been highly sensitive indicators of other forms of biological stress.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE