About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Study Proves That Music can Help Plants to Grow Faster

by VR Sreeraman on August 30, 2007 at 3:57 PM
Font : A-A+

Study Proves That Music can Help Plants to Grow Faster

Gardeners swear by it, and now South Korean scientists have proven that they are right by finding that playing music, especially classical pieces, to plants really does help them grow more quickly.

The boffins base their finding on a study in which they played 14 different classical pieces including Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata in rice fields.

Advertisement

They found that the music helped plants the crop grown at a faster pace, and is evidence that plants have genes that enable them to "hear".

Researchers led by Mi-Jeong Jeong of the National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology in Suwon, South Korea, monitored gene expression - the process by which a plant's DNA code is translated into instructions for biological processes such as growth - in the crop.
Advertisement

The boffins noted that sounds at 125Hz and 250Hz made genes rbcS and Ald, that are known to respond to light, more active whereas sound waves at 50HZ made these genes less active, reports the Telegraph.

Since these genes respond to light, the team repeated to the experiments in the dark to check whether or not it was the sound, and not the light, that was making the genes more active.

They now suggest that their discovery could in future enable farmers to switch specific plant genes on and off-potentially making crops flower at certain times or grow more quickly.

The study and its results are published in this week's issue of the New Scientist.

Source: ANI
SRM/J
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Health Benefits of Sea Buckthorn
Contraceptive Pills in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Curtail Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Mushroom May Help Cut Down the Odds of Developing Depression
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Raga Therapy for Healing Mind and Body 

Recommended Reading
Listening to Music Makes the Brain Work Better
A new research has found that listening to music could make the brain pay more attention and work .....
Playing Music Helps Women Relax During Colposcopy
If a cervical smear test reveals abnormal cells the woman will be offered colposcopy, a technique .....
Raga Therapy for Healing Mind and Body
What is the idea behind music as a healing therapy? The position of Indian classical music in this g...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use