E.M. ALATTAR*, K.Y. ELWASIFE**#, E.S. RADWAN*, YASMEEN. A. ELRIFI**
*Department of Biology, College of Science, Islamic University, Gaza, Palestinian Territory
**Department of Physics, College of Science, Islamic University, Gaza, Palestinian Territory
The objective of the present study was to investigate the changes of growth related aspects of seedlings after being exposed to Wi-Fi radiation. Experiment was carried out by exposing seedlings to radiation from a Wi-Fi router. The test seedlings and the control were subjected to the same environment during four weeks. The results showed that corn seedlings when exposed to Wi-Fi radiation grew faster and have shoot length and stem thickness significantly larger than the other control. On the other hand basils and eggplants, both exposed and not exposed to Wi-Fi radiation, were found with no significant effects on the shoot length and stem thickness. Moreover Wi-Fi radiation significantly reduced the fresh weight of corns and basils, whereas eggplants were not affected. Furthermore Wi-Fi radiation significantly increased the dry weight of eggplants, whereas corns and basils were not affected. Finally, the results showed that Wi-Fi radiation significantly decreased the water content of three tested seedlings. The study concluded that the Wi-Fi radiation may alter growth related characters of seedlings.
Key words: Wi-Fi radiation, electromagnetic radiation, growth, corn, basil, eggplant seedlings.
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