Electromagnetic Radiation Influencing Stomatal Patterning in Oxalis Corniculata L
Geeta1, Puja Kumari Singh2
1Dr. Geeta,  Department of Botany, Kolhan University, Jamshedpur Women’s College, Jamshedpur, India.
2Puja Kumari Singh,  Department of Botany, Kolhan University Jamshedpur Women’s College, Jamshedpur, India.
Manuscript received on May 29, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on June 02, 2014. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2014. | PP: 147-150  | Volume-3, Issue-5, June 2014.  | Retrieval Number:  E3165063514/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: This paper attempts for assessing the effect of Electromagnetic field and low intensity radiations from haphazardly erected network of cell towers on some plants which are being exposed continuously in their natural habitat. Although the electrosmog being unsmelt and unfelt, its potential harm over long periods of exposure could be realized on plants in the manifestation of morphological and biochemical disorders. Such kind of manifestations when aimed at Oxalis corniculata at various distances from cell tower positively indicated in its stomatal patterning. Increased stomatal density and stomatal index at certain distances followed by a sharp fall in values compels to think that this invisible threat has become a new environmental challenge.
Keywords: EMF, Exposure, Radiation, Stomatal patterning.