Growth promotion by vibration at 50 Hz in rice and cucumber seedlings

Hideyuki Takahashi, Hiroshi Suge, Tadashi Kato

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Vibration at 50 Hz significantly stimulated seed germination and root elongation in both rice and cucumber plants. The vibration barely affected the elongation of cucumber hypocotyls but stimulated the elongation of rice coleoptiles. Thus, plants' responses to vibration at a particular frequency differ from those to other mechanical stimuli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-732
Number of pages4
JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Cucumis sativus L. (cucumber)
  • Growth promotion
  • Mechanical stimulation
  • Oryza saliva L. (rice)
  • Vibration.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology


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