To investigate possible morphological anomalies in pollen tube of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) exposed to a 50 Hz magnetic field.
Exposure duration: 150 min
|Exposure duration||150 min|
|Chamber||Incubator maintained at 30°C|
|Setup||Petri dish containing germination medium and pollen grains (1 mg/ml) was positioned in the center of the solenoid with the bottom plate perpendicular to the magnetic field.|
|Sham exposure||A sham exposure was conducted.|
|magnetic flux density||3.5 mT||mean||calculated||-||-|
|electric field strength||6 mV/m||unspecified||calculated||-||-|
Pollen germination was not statistically affected due to magnetic field exposure. However, the morphology of pollen tube was affected by MF exposure. As a possible explanation the authors assume an effect of the applied magnetic field on endogenous calcium.