Simulation of magnetic field effect on a seed embryo cell
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Department of Plant Physiology and Postharvest, Institute of Fundamental Researches on Tropical Agriculture A. Von Humboldt, INIFAT Calle 2 esq. 1 Santiago de Las Vegas, CP 17200, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
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Department of Physics, Ciego de Ávila University, Carretera de Moron, Km. 9 Ciego de Avila, Cuba
 
Int. Agrophys. 2012, 26(2): 167–173
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The plant seed embryo tissue cell, including the cell membrane and the intracellular and extracellular regions, was modelled as a spherical body. Equations for the three components in spherical coordinates were developed to calculate potassiumions flux in the presence of a stationary magnetic field. Simultaneous mathematical simulations of radial flux for potassium, calcium and chloride ions as well as membrane potential and osmotic pressure were calculated. Results obtained by computerized simulation showed that a magnetic field of 200 mT provoked some changes in cellular ionic concentration with respect to exposure time during first 30 s, which also impacted on the membrane potential and osmotic pressure values.
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