Effects of Slow Clinorotation on Growth and Yield in Field Grown Rice

Sagar S. Jagtap, Kondiram N. Dhumal, Pandit B. Vidyasagar


Several studies concerning with the effects of microgravity conditions on plant growth have already been carried out using spacecrafts (Abilov et al., 1986; Aliyev et al., 1987; Kordyum, 1994). Clinostats have been used to compensate for the unilateral influence of gravity for a long period of time in the field of plant physiology. Several experiments have been carried out on a slow rotating (ranging from 0.25 – 3 rpm) clinostat to study the effects of clinorotation also termed as simulated microgravity on plant growth and development.

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