Accession Number:

ADA329437

Title:

Mutagenic Potential of Direct Current Electric Fields.

Descriptive Note:

Summary rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Report Date:

1997-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Electromagnetic Fields EMF such as those produced by power lines have become a growing source of concern to the general public. Many epidemiological studies have linked EMF to carcinogenesis implying an underlying genetic phenomenon mediated by EMF. EMF can be subdivided into either electric fields E-field or magnetic fields B-field. Our research used a reverse mutagenesis bacteriophage T4D model to quantitatively study the effects of direct current E-fields DCE on a molecular genetic level. Statistical analysis of the data indicated that there was no significant difference p 0.46 in the mutagentic rate of phages grown in the presence of DCE fields compared to the controls.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE