QELBY-induced Enhancement of Exclusion Zone Buildup and Seed Germination

" A hydrophilic powder, QELBY, from the feldspar family of clay minerals was investigated for its ability to form structured or exclusion-zone (EZ) water. We demonstrated microsphere-free zones around different fractions of the QELBY powder or its hydrated pellet. Averaging approximately 100 μm, these zones grew to a size similar to that formed in the vicinity of the Nafion standard. In the case of silica (control), only occasional microsphere-free zones of about 70 μm were found. Further, studies to investigate QELBY’s energizing effect on germination and early sapling growth in brown chick-pea seeds showed at least a 2-3-fold increase in rootlength and/or formation of shoots. This was seen in seeds bathed in QELBY supernatants or surrounded by QELBY powder outside the vials containing the seeds. This indirect effect was observed whether the QELBY was dry or hydrated." {Credits 1}

It's interesting to note here that there are ideas that propose that coupling of ordered water regime (Exclusion Zones or/and Coherent Domains) to a rich and appropriate molecular system would enable its evolution [1].

[1] Jerman, I. (2017). What Nanobacteria and Nanovesicles May Tell Us about the Origin of Life. Open Access Library Journal, 4(01), 1.

{Credits 1} 🎪 Sharma, A., Toso, D., Kung, K., Bahng, G. W., & Pollack, G. H. (2017). QELBY®-Induced Enhancement of Exclusion Zone Buildup and Seed Germination. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2017. Copyright © 2017 Abha Sharma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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