Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2019)
Exposure of guar seeds (C. Tetragonoloba L.) to electric field
Author(s): Bara'ah Ali El-Tahir Sayadat El-Tigani Mohamed
Abstract: This experiment was designed to investigate the effect of electric field on treated seeds of five genotypes of guar (C. Tetragonoloba L. plant) Gm2, Gm5, Gm6, Gm8 and Gm34, and know if this treatment is efficient to affect its growth and development. This effect is expressed in terms of electric energy density created within pairs of copper plates forming electric capacitors in a DC current circuit connected to an electric source. The system used was with two copper plate's and four voltage levels (0, 6, 12, and 18) volts. Seeds of guar were located within spaces between each capacitor’s plates and are exerted upon by different energy densities. The obtained data were statistically analyzed. The results showed that the applied electric fields affected guar growth and development as shown in morphological characters (plant height, number of leaves, stem diameter, number of nodes, number of branches, number of flowers) and moisture content.