Lunar influence on plants

Authors
Citation
W. Schad, Lunar influence on plants, EARTH MOON, 85-6, 2001, pp. 405-409
Citations number
1
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Space Sciences
Journal title
EARTH MOON AND PLANETS
ISSN journal
0167-9295 → ACNP
Volume
85-6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
405 - 409
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(2001)85-6:<405:LIOP>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
Concerning lunar periodicity in biology, we summarized all what has been ob servationally and experimentally found and published in scientific literatu re till 1996. We summoned up as many as about 600 living species (mostly an imals) with identified lunar periodicities, functioning in a more or less e ndogenous manner. Here we give a short review about the occurrence in the p lant kingdom. In Thallophytes 45 species have been described as well as 40 species of Angiosperms. In Prokaryonts no lunar rhythms could be found. The ir individual life cycles do not reach the time span of at least comparable parts of a lunar day. Thus as in all Eukaryonts the occurrence of the cell nucleus constitutes specifically ndogenous rhythms in plants as well as in the animal kingdom.