Seeds induced to germinate rapidly by mentally projected 'qi energy' are apparently genetically altered

Am J Chin Med. 2000;28(1):3-8. doi: 10.1142/S0192415X00000039.


Mentally controlled qi energy can induce crop seeds to sprout and root for several cm within about 20 min. The RAPD method was used to compare treated groups of wheat and pea seeds and their controls using 11 selected primers. Seven primers amplified polymorphisms in wheat seeds and 5 in pea seeds. It was thought preliminarily that qi energy changed the structure of a germination-correlated gene site speeding up expression and advancing it in time.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Germination
  • Peas / genetics*
  • Peas / growth & development
  • Polymorphism, Genetic*
  • Qi*
  • Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA Technique
  • Seeds / growth & development
  • Time Factors
  • Triticum / genetics*
  • Triticum / growth & development