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Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 469–471 | Cite as

Attempt at demonstrating the effect of a weak magnetic field onTaraxacum officinale

  • Josef Novák
  • Ladislav Válek
Brief Communication

Abstract

The exposure ofTaraxacum officinale L. at flowering time to a weak magnetic field resulted in (1) retarded opening and the closing of the inflorescence, (2) wilting and death after prolonged exposure. Controls were unchanged. Plants exposed to the effect of magnetic fields were degenerated in subsequent year.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Weak Magnetic Field Taraxacum Officinale Skin Potential Cold Spring Harbor Symposium 
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Pokus o průkaz účinku magnetického pole naTaraxacum officinale

Попытка доказательства влияния слабого магпетического поля наTaraxacum officinale

Abstract

Při expoziciTaraxacum officinale L. za květu v přírodě slabému magnetickému poli došlo 1. k zpomalení otevírání a zavírání květů, 2. po delší expozici k zvadnutí a uhynutí. Kontroly zůstaly nezměněny. Rostliny vystavené účinku magnetického pole byly následujícího roku degenerované.

Abstract

При экспозицииTaraxacum officinale L. во время цветения в природе слабому магнетическому полю отмечено: 1. замедление раскрывания и закрывания соцветий и 2. после более длительной экспозиции завядание и гибель. Контроли остались неизмененными. Растения подверженные действию магнетического поля в следующем году дегенерировали.

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© Institute of Experimental Botany 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Novák
    • 1
  • Ladislav Válek
    • 2
  1. 1.Ist Dermatological ClinicCharles UniversityPraha 2
  2. 2.Institute of Vaccines and SeraPraha 10

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