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Stimulation of the germinability of seeds and germ growth under treatment with plasma-activated water


The results of the effect of the gas discharge treatment of water on the initial growth stages of rye seeds and flowers of Zinnia annuals are presented. Gas discharge activation is shown to yield an increase in the degree of swelling (up to 50%) and germinability and to affect the length of the germs and roots.

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Correspondence to A. V. Khlyustova.

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Original Russian Text © I.K. Naumova, A.I. Maksimov, A.V. Khlyustova, 2011, published in Elektronnaya Obrabotka Materialov, 2011, No. 3, pp. 76–78.

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Naumova, I.K., Maksimov, A.I. & Khlyustova, A.V. Stimulation of the germinability of seeds and germ growth under treatment with plasma-activated water. Surf. Engin. Appl.Electrochem. 47, 263–265 (2011).

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  • Apply Electrochemistry
  • Surface Engineer
  • Control Specimen
  • Initial Growth Stage
  • Diaphragm Atmospheric Pressure