Simple method of improving harvest by nonthermal air plasma irradiation of seeds of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.)

Kazunori Koga, Sarinont Thapanut, Takaaki Amano, Hyunwoong Seo, Naho Itagaki, Nobuya Hayashi, Masaharu Shiratani

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Abstract

We have studied the effects of air nonthermal plasma irradiation of seeds of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) on their growth from the beginning of cultivation to their harvest. Three minute plasma irradiation of dry seeds resulted in growth acceleration in all the growth stages. Compared with the control, the plasma irradiation led to an 11% shorter harvest period, a 56% increase in total seed weight, a 12% increase in each seed weight, and a 39% increase in seed number.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016201
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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