Stimulation of growth and some biochemical parameters by magnetic field in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) tissue cultures

Alikamanoglu S. , Sen A.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, cilt.10, sa.53, ss.10957-10963, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 53
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5897/ajb11.1479
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.10957-10963


In this study, various magnetic field intensities between 2.9 to 4.8 mT by 1ms(-1) speed applied to mature embryos of Flamura-85 wheat variety and effects of magnetic field on different physiological (regeneration rate, average plant fresh weights, and average plant lengths) and biochemical [total protein, and chlorophyll amounts, superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), peroxidase (POX) and ascorbate peroxidase (APX) enzyme activities] parameters were investigated. Compared to the control group, an increase was detected on physiological parameters of 2.2 and 19.8 s magnetic field applied Flamura-85 wheat variety. Total protein and chlorophyll amounts, SOD, CAT, POX and APX enzyme activities of 2.2 and 19.8 s magnetic field applied experimental groups presented increase compared to the control, depending on applied magnetic field intensity.