International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part C (2015)
Effect of an External Magnetic field on regeneration in Hydra vulgaris Ind Pune
Exposure to magnetic fields has been reported to have beneficial as well as harmful effects. Studies indicate biomagnetism to be a helpful regeneration therapy for chronic health conditions whereas some studies suggest links between exposure to electromagnetic fields and various harmful effects (Kho et al., 2008; Khaya MC et al., 2014; Gerardi et al., 2008; Kim et al., 2013) [7, 8, 4, 3]. This study aimed at determining whether there is an effect of magnetic field exposure on regeneration time in Hydra vulgaris, which is a simple multicellular model system. The animals were bisected, exposed to 6 mili Tesla and 12 mili Tesla intensities of 50 Hz magnetic field for 30 seconds and 60 seconds each and the length of the regenerated head and foot was measured over two days using the ImageJ software and compared with the control. Statistical t-test analysis of the data revealed no difference between regeneration in the control and exposed Hydra vulgaris Ind Pune
How to cite this article:
Prashant Ratnaparkhi, Janice Maria D’Mello, Leecheal Rebeiro, Radhika Tendulkar. Effect of an External Magnetic field on regeneration in Hydra vulgaris Ind Pune. Int J Appl Res 2015;1(11):192-197.