Accession Number : AD0606952

Title :   EFFECT OF HIGH MAGNETIC FIELDS ON RESPIRATION AND PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN ALGAE.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hannan,P. J.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : An algal culture apparatus was designed to fit inside the 2-1/2-in. bore of a large electromagnet capable of providing fields exceeding 100,000 gauss. Photosynthesis and respiration rates of Chlorella pyrenoidosa (7-11-05) were determined by analyzing the input and effluent gases for oxygen. Two experiments were conducted: (a) the effect of 10,000 gauss on photosynthesis, and (b) the effect of 100,000 gauss on respiration. In neither case did the magnetic field have any effect. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALGAE, PHOTOSYNTHESIS), (*MAGNETIC FIELDS, RESPIRATION), (*PHOTOSYNTHESIS, MAGNETIC FIELDS), (*RESPIRATION, ALGAE), CULTURE MEDIA, OXYGEN, CARBON DIOXIDE, CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, SUBMARINES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE