November 29, 2004
Scientists have isolated a biochemical reaction responsible for the effect of a magnetic field on bacteria.
They demonstrated that a weak magnetic field can affect production of a certain molecule found in a photosynthetic bacterium.
The team used a mutant strain of the bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides called R-26 that lacks a protective chemical known as a carotenoid that normally soaks up damaging radicals.
They found that a… read more