Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Research

Egypt. J. Exp. Biol. (Bot.). 2011; 7(1): 109-117


Mohamed Saad Abd-El-Kareem Hala M. Taha.

Electromagnetic fields are capable of eliciting in vivo and in vitro effects in many biological systems. Meanwhile, in the last few decades several controversial reports claiming important bioeffects of different electromagnetic fields on cellular systems have been published. In this work three unicellular algal species namely Dunaliella salina, Chlorella salina and Chlorella vulgaris were exposed to different doses of EM waves produced from Nokia mobile phone with specific absorption rate (SAR) equal to 0.77 W/Kg and 4 mobile phone towers. The results showed positive effect of some low mobile EM doses, that represented by stimulation of growth in C. salina and C. vulgaris, increase in protein contents of D. salina and C. vulgaris, increase of most pigment fractions of D. salina, increase of chl. b content of C. salina, stimulation of protein synthesis in the three investigated species, and increase of carbohydrate content of C. vulgaris. Negative results of growth and all the studied parameters were recorded for the three algal species when they are subjected to high mobile EM doses. The negative impacts of mobile towers include inhibition of growth and decrease in the contents of pigments and carbohydrates. The EM waves affected greatly the ultrastructure of the three algal species.

Key words: Mobile phones – Microalgae - Electromagnetic waves

Full-text options

Full-text Article

Journal of Contemporary Medical Education


BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.