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, vol.10, no.53, pp.10957-10963, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 53
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5897/ajb11.1479
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.10957-10963
  • Keywords: Antioxidant enzymes, chlorophyll amount, growth parameters, magnetic field, plant tissue culture, protein amount, wheat, STRESS, SYSTEM, YIELD, WATER
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.