Date: Mon Mar 19 18:26:52 2001
Posted By: John Moulder, Faculty, Radiation Biology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Area of science: Botany
It is very difficult to answer these questions, because it is not clear what
- What might cause plants to grow shorter than regular plants if the
plants are magnetized?
- What does it have to do with magnetism?
- I magnetized the seeds before I planted them, not during.
- Does the growth of the plant have to do with a magnetic field emitted
from the seeds?
What do you mean when you say you "magnetized the seeds"?
As far as I know, there is no way to make seeds magnetic. You can
expose them to magnetic fields, but that does not make them magnetic.
What do you mean by a "magnetic field emitted from the seeds".
First, magnetic fields are not "emitted", they just exist around
magnetic material and around wires carrying electric currents.
Second, I cannot imagine how you would could cause seeds to have
I would guess that you exposed the seeds to some type of magnetic field and
then planted them. If so, then I need information about the exposure:
- What kind of magnetic fields? Static? Power-frequency?
- How intense was the field?
- How long was the exposure?
- Did the exposure involve anything else that could affect the seeds?
Temperature? Humidity? Direct exposure to an electric current?
- Were the control (unexposed) seeds handled exactly the same as the
exposed seeds except for the magnetic field?
- What differences in plant growth were observed?
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