effects music has on plants

sandy532October 12, 2008

please send me titles of books or articles and authors!! to my email sandee532@hotmail.com

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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

This topic dates back to the 70s. I think the only way you can get info would be to google it.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2009 at 11:20AM
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kandm(8b coastal alabama)

It's not so much the music but the vibrations from the music that benefits the plants. You can get even better results from brushing the seedlings lightly with paper, turning a fan on them for a gentle breeze or even just shaking them. It's referred to as thigmomorphogenesis.

"Thigmomorphogenesis is the response by plants to mechanical sensation (touch) by altering their growth patterns. In the wild, these patterns can be evinced by wind, raindrops, and rubbing by passing animals. Example being the Venus flytrap.

M.J. Jaffe discovered in the 1970s that regular rubbing of bending of stems inhibits their elongation and stimulates their radial expansion, resulting in shorter, stockier plants.

Growth responses are caused by changes in gene expression. This is likely related to the calcium-binding protein calmodulin, suggesting Ca2+ involvement in mediating growth responses."

    Bookmark   March 23, 2009 at 7:04PM
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