International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 3
Effects of magnetic field on seed germination

Bhatt Manasi Prashantbhai, Sanjukta Rajhans, Himanshu Pandya, Archana Mankad

Plants are the producers in the food chain of Ecosystem. Plants perpetuate itself by two main ways viz. vegetative propagation and seed germination. Germination is always influenced by many factors and favourable conditions. Proper seed maturity, adequate water or humidity, temperature, light or darkness, sufficient aeration and fertile soil are the factors which influence healthy seed germination. But apart from all the above factors it has been scientifically proved that natural earth geomagnetism also plays a vital role in proper seed germination. In the current experiment the effect of artificially influenced magnetic field on seed germination has been studied on four different seeds namely two monocot seeds i.e., (i) Sorghum vulgare L., (ii) Zea mays L. and two dicot seeds i.e., (iii) Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek, (iv) Trigonella foenum-graecum L. The magnetic field from simple Bar magnets is used throughout the experiment set. Length of plumule and radicle were recorded and weight of seeds were noted from starting to end of 0-5 days of germination.
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