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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (496) Last page : (501)
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Influence of Magnetic and Electric Field on Germination Attributes of Chilli (Capsicum annum L.)Seeds

Dalavai Srikanth*, Prashant Kumar Rai, Saritha Khandka and G.B.N. Jyothi

Department Of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology And Sciences, Allahabad – 211007  2018
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Received: 14.05.2018  |  Revised: 20.06.2018   |  Accepted: 27.06.2018  



The study aimed to determine the effect of magnetic -electric field on the growth characteristics of chilli was set to establish baseline data for farmers on the possible utilization of Electro - Magnetic Field (EMF). The application of magnetic and electric fields appears to produce changes in some physiological and biochemical processes of plants, including encouraging their development. In this regard, our study focuses on the comparison of the effects on seeds when exposed to magnetic fields and electric fields of different intensities under laboratory conditions. Seeds are exposed to magnetic field of 250 gauss, 500gauss, 750gauss, and 1000 gauss intensities for the duration of 30 minutes and electric field of 100mA, 200mA, 300mA, and 400mA for duration of 1 minute. And also combination of both magnetic and electric field of 250 gauss+100 mA, 500 gauss+100mA, 750 gauss+100 mA, 1000 gauss+100 mA. And the research showed that high magnetic field enhances the germination capacity and seedling characteristics of seeds. Magnetic field exposure to seeds gives positive results when compared to electric field exposure.

Key words: Magnetic field, Electric field, Germination, Physiological, Chilli seeds

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Cite this article: Srikanth, D., Rai, P.K., Khandka, S. and Jyothi, G.B.N., Influence of Magnetic and Electric Field on Germination Attributes of Chilli (Capsicum annum L.)Seeds, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 496-501 (2018). doi: