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Main Title Cellular Effects in Microbial Tester Strains Caused by Exposure to Microwaves or Elevated Temperatures.
Author Dutta, S. K. ; Nelson, W. H. ; Blackman, C. F. ; Brusick, D. J. ;
CORP Author Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Botany. ;Litton Bionetics, Inc., Kensington, MD.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-R-803561; EPA/600/J-79/154;
Stock Number PB86-175320
Additional Subjects Microwaves ; Radiation effects ; Heat ; Bacteria ; Cells(Biology) ; Reprints ; Mutagenesis
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-175320 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 14p
Several tester strains of Salmonella typhimurium, TA-98, TA-100, TA-1535, and TA-1538; Escherichia coli, W3110 (pol A+) and p3438 (pol A-, repair deficient); and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, D3, D4, and D5 were tested for lethal and mutagenic events when exposed to elevated temperatures or to x-band, pulsed microwave radiation at various power densities. When compared to E. coli pol A+ under growing conditions, E. coli pol A- exhibited decreased cell growth when exposed to microwave radiation at power levels at or above 20 mW/sq. cm. as well as to temperature levels above 42 C. All yeast and other bacterial strains showed cellular lethality at similar microwave intensities and elevated temperatures. When exposed to elevated temperatures in saline, both quiescent yeast and Salmonella strains exhibited lethal events.