Growing Plants with Magnetism
Name: Nibha Solanki
Location: Outside U.S.
Date: Summer 2014
I have performed an experiment for my grade 12 biology assessment where i grow Zinnia flower seeds using magnets to increase germination rates as well as the growth rate. The section i need help with is to know if increasing the germination rates of plants has a long term effect on their future growth. In other words do the plants grow at a slower rate if the germination rates are increased?
There is an abundance of variables, which can affect germination and growth of zinnias:
so I donít think that an increase of germination rates would affect growth, unless there is crowding of plants because of increased germination.
Anthony R. Brach Ph.D.
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