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Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Hortícolas

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JIMENEZ, CRISTIAN; MENDEZ, MELISSA; DAZA, MARTHA CONSTANZA  and  ZUNIGA, ORLANDO. Electromagnetic stimulated chili (Capsicum sinense) seed germination. rev.colomb.cienc.hortic. [online]. 2013, vol.7, n.1, pp.46-54. ISSN 2011-2173.

Magnetic fields have effects on living systems and biological materials, particularly in seed germination and plant biomass increment. In order to determine the effect of electromagnetic fields on time and percentage of chili var. Limo Rojo seed germination, coils were used to generate continuous (DC) and alternating (AC) electromagnetic fields with intensities of 30 and 60 mT, and exposure times of seeds of 30, 60 and 120 min, with a completely random multi-level factorial design. Significant differences were found between the treatments for the number of germinated seeds per day, especially on the seventh day after planting until the twelfth day, where the germination time was reduced with intensity and time of exposure to the electromagnetic field increment. For the percentage of germination, no significant differences were found between the treatments. The electromagnetic fields had an effect on germination time but not on percentage of chili germination.

Keywords : biomagnetism; solenoid; magnetic fields.

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