E.M. ALATTAR*, K.Y. ELWASIFE**#, E.S. RADWAN*, W.A. ABUASSI**
*Department of Biology, College of Science, Islamic University, Gaza, Palestinian Territory
**Department of Physics, College of Science, Islamic University, Gaza, Palestinian Territory
This study was conducted to evaluate the response of some growth characteristics of corn (Zea mays) seedlings for watering with magnetized water. For this experiment, we took corn seedlings and separated it into two sets. The first set watered with magnetized water and the second one was given tap water (control). The magnetized water was prepared by passing of tap water through the magnetization device at a relatively low speed and then collected into bottle for distribution. The seedlings were immediately watered after magnetization of water. The growth-related aspects of corn seedlings were investigated for 7 weeks. The results of the current study revealed that the seedlings’ length, stem thickness, leaves number and leaves morphology were affected by magnetized water. Analysis of the results revealed the positive effects of magnetized water on the growth of corn seedlings. The seedlings that given magnetized water exhibited marked increases in shoot length, stem thickness and leaves number per seedling, and also changes of morphology of leaves over the control.
Key words: magnetized water, electromagnetic radiations, magnetic field, Zea mays, growth.
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