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Low frequency e/m growth stimulation

All plants with chlorophyll utilise high frequency electromagnetic (e/m) radiation, in the form of light, as an essential part of their metabolism. (see Photosynthesisplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigPhotosynthesis

"Photosynthetic water splitting (or oxygen evolution) is one of the most important reactions on the planet, since it is the source of nearly all the atmosphere's oxygen [...] The mechanism of water oxidation is still not fully elucidated,

Recent (2020) experiments with Arabidopsis thaliana - a commonly-used botanical research plant - have shown that plants also appear to be able to utilise very much lower frequency (e.g 7MHz) e/m radiation.

How living systems respond to weak electromagnetic fields represents one of the major unsolved challenges in sensory biology. Recent evidence has implicated cryptochrome, an evolutionarily conserved flavoprotein receptor, in magnetic field responses of organisms ranging from plants to migratory birds. However, whether cryptochromes fulfill the criteria to function as biological magnetosensors remains to be established.

Source : Arabidopsis cryptochrome is responsive to Radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields Sci Rep 2020 Jul 9;10(1):11260

There is currently no explanation of how the process works, or why it has evolved. The research team note that as well as the implications for possible growth enhancement techniques, it may also be possible to use plants to detect e/m fields.

Also see Radiotrophic Fungiplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigRadiotrophic Fungi

Radiotrophic fungi were first discovered in 2000 as black moulds growing inside and around the damaged Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. Subsequent research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine showed that three melanin-containing fungi…

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