Electric fields can determine changes at the morphological and the physiological level in plants. Plants of Arundo donax L. (giant reed), obtained by set, grown on organic substrate were exposed to a DC electric field. A significant increase in growth rate was observed in the shoots and roots of treated plants. Treated roots also showed a modification in their morphology as compared to untreated ones. Our results point to a possibility of applying electric fields in plant propagation and reproduction.

Effects of a weak DC-electric field on root growth in Arundo donax (Poaceae).

SCOPA, Antonio;COLACINO, Carmine;MARTELLI, Giuseppe Biagio Giovanni
2009

Abstract

Electric fields can determine changes at the morphological and the physiological level in plants. Plants of Arundo donax L. (giant reed), obtained by set, grown on organic substrate were exposed to a DC electric field. A significant increase in growth rate was observed in the shoots and roots of treated plants. Treated roots also showed a modification in their morphology as compared to untreated ones. Our results point to a possibility of applying electric fields in plant propagation and reproduction.
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