Effect on germination and early growth characteristics in sunflower (Helianthus annuus) seeds exposed to static magnetic field.
Published in: J Plant Physiol 2010; 167 (2): 149-156
Aim of study (acc. to author)
two 16 cm long
coils with a diameter of 9 cm and 3000 turns placed horizontally opposite each other with a gap of 5 cm between them; a cylindrical sample holder made of a non-metallic thin transparent plastic sheet placed between the coils;
sham exposure was conducted.
field variation in the
exposure area: 0.6 % horizontally and 1.6 % vertically for 50 mT 0.4 % horizontally and 1.2 % vertically for 250 mT
plant sunflower (
Helianthus annuus L.)/KBSH-1
effects on sunflowers (
germination and early growth ( dry weight; shoot and root length), speed of germination, seed leachate conductivity, field emergence, root characteristics (root morphology: root length, surface area, thickness, volume), different enzyme activities (alpha- amylase, protease, dehydrogenase; spectrophotometry)) Main outcome of study (acc. to author)
Study funded by
Post Graduate School, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Dehli, India
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