Moscow University Soil Science Bulletin

, Volume 74, Issue 5, pp 208–213 | Cite as

Influence of Hydrogen Fluid on Plants in Natural Conditions and a Model Experiment

  • N. I. SukhanovaEmail author
  • L. V. LysakEmail author
  • A. V. KiryushinEmail author


In places of hydrogen emanation, prolonged exposure to significant concentrations of hydrogen under natural conditions led to the inhibition or death of agricultural plants. Under the conditions of model experiments, it was shown that plants in a short-term current of hydrogen experience stress, which negatively affects their physiological functions. Different types of plants reacted differently both to the effect of molecular hydrogen and to the removal of its load. In experiments with watercress, plants did not recover after the removal of the hydrogen load but died after a triple exposure. Wheat was less sensitive; the plants were only stably (30%) depressed during the whole observation period.


earth degassing endogenous hydrogen gas plant stress 



Conflict of interests. The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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  1. 1.Department of Soil Science, Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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