@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12044,
	  title     = {Effects of Mobile Phone Generated High Frequency Electromagnetic Field on the Viability and Biofilm Formation of Staphylococcus aureus},
	  author    = {Zaini Mohd-Zain and  Mohd-Saufee A.F. Mohd-Ismail and  Norlida Buniyamin},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {Staphylococcus aureus, one of the microflora in a
human external auditory canal (EAC) is frequently exposed to highfrequency
electromagnetic field (HF-EMF) generated by mobile
phones. It is normally non-pathogenic but in certain circumstances, it
can cause infections. This study investigates the changes in the
physiology of S. aureus when exposed to HF-EMF of a mobile
phone. Exponentially grown S. aureus were exposed to two
conditions of EMF irradiation (standby-mode and on-call mode) at
four durations; 15, 30, 45 and 60 min. Changes in the viability and
biofilm production of the S. aureus were compared between the two
conditions of exposure. EMF from the standby-mode has enhanced
the growth of S. aureus but during on-call, the growth was
suppressed. No significant difference in the amount of biofilm
produced in both modes of exposure was observed. Thus, HF-EMF
of mobile phone affects the viability of S. aureus but not its ability to
produce biofilm.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
	  volume    = {6},
	  number    = {10},
	  year      = {2012},
	  pages     = {871 - 874},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/12044},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/70},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 70, 2012},