Causal theory on acceleration of seed germination in the vicinity of high voltage direct current transmission line

Abhimanyu Kumar, Om Prakash Pandey

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Abstract

Seed germination is the primary stage of growth in a seed. A wealth of experiments exist in literature to support the existence of correlation between seed germination to the electric and magnetic fields. This becomes more important as researchers have suggested to develop technologies to build ecologically clean and environment-friendly solutions to agricultural practices. Although the literature supports the existence of seed germination acceleration, the lack of a definite causal theory has been observed by numerous researchers over decades. After considering all the existing experimental data, we have formulated a causal theory to explain the factors influencing seed germination around high voltage DC transmission lines. This work opens new avenues of research in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110899
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Volume531
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electric/magnetic fields
  • High voltage transmission line
  • Seed germination

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