Effect of oscillating magnetic field pulses on the survival of selected microorganisms
J. Lipiec 1
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P. Janas 1
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Department of Physics, Agricultural University, 21 Mickiewicza Ave., 31-120 Cracow, Poland
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Department of Microbiology Agricultural University, 21 Mickiewicza Ave., 31-120 Cracow, Poland
 
Int. Agrophys. 2004, 18(4): 325–328
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The aim of this paper was to study the influence of oscillating magnetic field pulses on the survival of certain selected pathogenic microorganisms of potatoes. The less resistant of the tested microorganisms proved to be the Ervinia carotovora and Streptomyces scabies bacteria. The tested fungus Alternaria solani proved to be the most resistant. When treating bacteria, it was found that their number was reduced by over 3 orders of magnitude, and when treating fungi their number was reduced by not even 2 orders of magnitude. The application of oscillating magnetic field pulses might be used in disinfecting agricultural products and food.
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