Electromagnetic Irradiation Evokes Physiological and Molecular Alterations in Rice

Esposed rice: Reduced seed germination rate. In 12-day-old seedlings phytochrome B and phytochrome C gene transcripts are upregulated. In 32-day-old plants calmodulin and phytochrome C are upregulated. Thre is a repression of the bZIP1 gene. However, the transcript abundance of bZIP1, phytochrome B, and phytochrome C genes was enhanced even in 12-day-old Satabdi seedlings following instantaneous short-duration (2 h 30 min) electromagnetic exposure. The rice plants perceived electromagnetic energy emitted by the wireless communication system as abiotic stress factor.

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