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Microwave effects on germination and growth of radish (Raphanus sativus L.) seedlings

  • Authors: Scialabba, A; Tamburello, C.
  • Publication year: 2002
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Key words: Germination; Microwave irradiation; Raphanus sativus; Seedling growth
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Germination of radish seeds was delayed and reduced by low-power microwave exposure at 10.5 and 12.5 GHz. Irradiation decreased also hypocotyl growth rate. These effects were increased by rising of the microwave power and by the vertically polarised electromagnetic field. When the irradiation was suspended the seedling growth recovered.