Lunar Rhythmicities in the Biology of Trees, Especially in the Germination of European Spruce (Picea abies Karst.): A New Statistical Analysis of Previously Published Data

Zürcher, Ernst; Schlaepfer, Rodolphe (2014). Lunar Rhythmicities in the Biology of Trees, Especially in the Germination of European Spruce (Picea abies Karst.): A New Statistical Analysis of Previously Published Data Journal of Plant Studies, 3(1), pp. 103-113. 10.5539/jps.v3n1p103

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Interest in the question of moon-related fluctuations in tree biology and physiology has been revived by recent experimental research, which could confirm the existence of real phenomena. In this context, previously published extensive data from germination tests on European Spruce using established standard devices, which appeared at the time to give negative results, has been analysed with the help of modern statistical tools. Slight but statistically significant lunar rhythmicities were revealed by this new analysis. One of these fluctuations is found in the germination rate from sowings shortly before Full Moon, compared to those shortly before New Moon

Item Type:

Newspaper or Magazine Article

Division/Institute:

Architecture, Wood and Civil Engineering

Name:

Zürcher, Ernst and
Schlaepfer, Rodolphe

Subjects:

Q Science > QK Botany

ISSN:

1927-0461

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

02 Dec 2019 08:40

Last Modified:

02 Dec 2019 08:40

Publisher DOI:

10.5539/jps.v3n1p103

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Chronobiology Germination Spruce Lunar rhythms Synodic moon

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.5882

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/5882

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