The effects of static magnetic field on germination and α-amylase activity of greengram (mung beans) seeds were investigated under laboratory conditions. Experimental results indicated that seeds exposed for 45 min to the static magnetic field have shown the highest percentage of germination and α-amylase activity, improvements of +2.1 and +1.8 times, respectively. Furthermore, α-amylase activity of seeds treated for 45 min was significantly higher at pH 6.0 and 29°C temperature. Nevertheless, data illustrate that the seeds exposed to static magnetic field kept their germination speed and capacity levels compared to the unexposed control.
K. Venkateswar Reddy, S. Raisa Reshma, S. Jareena and M. Nagaraju, 2012. Exposure of Greengram Seeds (Vigna radiate var. radiata) to Static Magnetic Fields: Effects on Germination and α-amylase Activity. Research Journal of Seed Science, 5: 106-114.