Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal

, Volume 39, Issue 8, pp 398–400 | Cite as

The Influence of Alternating Magnetic Field on Escherichia coli Bacterial Cells

  • I. V. Babushkina
  • V. B. Borodulin
  • N. A. Shmetkova
  • V. V. Morrison
  • A. D. Usanov
  • A. V. Skripal'
  • D. A. Usanov


The effect of a low-frequency alternating magnetic field on the properties of E. coli bacterial cells in an aqueous medium have been studied in vitro. The experiments were performed with a daily grown culture of E. coli HB-101 cells obtained in a liquid LB medium. The samples were prepared by means of turbidity-controlled serial dilutions and then grown on a bactoagar. It is established that E. coli colonies grown upon exposure of a monolayer of cells in the alternating magnetic field had a smaller average diameter than the colonies not treated in the field. The number of cell colonies was increased, which indicated that the treatment of E. coli cells in a low-frequency magnetic field produced stimulation of the cell growth.


Magnetic Field Cell Growth Organic Chemistry Bacterial Cell Serial Dilution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. V. Babushkina
    • 1
  • V. B. Borodulin
    • 1
  • N. A. Shmetkova
    • 1
  • V. V. Morrison
    • 1
  • A. D. Usanov
    • 2
  • A. V. Skripal'
    • 2
  • D. A. Usanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Saratov State Medical UniversitySaratovRussia
  2. 2.Saratov State UniversitySaratovRussia

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