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Hello, I am about to expose brine shrimp cysts to 48v/mm DC electric field using batteries during their hatching for 2 days.However, I couldn't find a single article about effect of DC field on animals, unlike plants. No significant change in the length of the seedlings was produced by DC field of 3600 V/m. AC fields of 3600 and 1800 V/m increase the average length of the seedlings by 12% and 8%, respectively. The insensitivity of soy seedlings to a pure electrostatic field can be explained by assuming that the soy is not electrotropic.(Costanzo, E 2008 The influence of an electric field on the growth of soy seedlings. Journal of Electrostatics) White radish sprout exposed to static electric field of 2.5kV/m had 26% increase in germination rate and 60% increase in the length and 24% increase in the weight. Claims that the effect is due to stimulation of pythomone. (Shimizu, N., Muramoto, Y., & Okumura, T. (2006). Acceleration of plant growth by D.C. electric field. IEIC Technical Report) DC fields of 1, 1.5V/cm resulted in changes in the cellular pattern of the RAM. The field activated the quiescent centre (QC): the cells of the QC penetrated the root cap junction, disturbing the organization of the closed meristem and changing it temporarily into the open type. Even a weak electric field disturbs the pattern of cell divisions in plant root meristem. This in turn changes the global organization of the RAM. A field of slightly higher strength also damages root cap initials,terminating their division. (Influence of a Weak DC Electric Field on Root Meristem Architecture, WOJCIECH WAWRECKI and BEATA ZAGORSKA-MAREK) I was inspired because of Der Urzeit Code. This claims that DC field during the germination or hatching,organism grew into its "primeval form" through different gene expression. (more in www.urzeit-code.com/index.php?id=23) The optimal result was produced with 75-150v/mm.
Re: Effect of electrostatic (DC) field on animals during their developement?
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