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A Study of the Effects of Gibberellic Acid on Lincoln Wild Type Peas and Dwarf Gray Sugar Snow Peas
Since Gregor Mendel, pea plants have been used for over 200 years now as the brunt of scientific experiments; mostly for studying genetics and inheritance of traits, however in the following experiment they were used to study the effects of growth hormones on plants In the lab portion of our Biology course the instructor...
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9 pages
An Overview of Radiation and Its Potential Health Risks
Ionizing Radiation: An insight on everyday exposure Cancer, nuclear bombs, death, are usually common things people think about when they hear the word “radiation”. The first nuclear bomb (Trinity) was detonated on July 16, 1945 in New Mexico as part of the Manhattan Project. The heat and radiation produced by the bomb was...
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7 pages
A Study of the Effects of Potassium Chloride Concentration on the Growth of Yams
Research Question: How does potassium chloride concentration of irrigation water influence the growth of yams? Purpose / Personal Engagement: Salinity of irrigation water is an important issue in agricultural science when it comes to growth and yield of root crops. I became interested in this topic when it was introd...
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Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity of Ongkeko's E-Cigarettes
The recent study, Electronic cigarettes induce DNA strand breaks and cell death independently of nicotine in cell lines, by Ongkeko et al. is not without controversy. This study evaluated the cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of short- and long-term e-cigarette vapor exposure on normal epithelial and head and neck squamous cell...
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Characteristics of DDT (an Insecticidal Chemical) and Dangers Associated With It
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, otherwise known as DDT, is a tasteless, colorless, and mostly odorless chemical known for its powerful insecticidal properties that combats human diseases and crop pests. DDT has to phenyl groups with chlorines attached to them. These phenyl groups are connected by an ethane that has three c...
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An Experiment Conducted to Determine the Effect of Strawberry Jam, Peanut Butter, and Vinegar on the Taxis of Fruit Flies
The Effect of Peanut Butter, Strawberry Jam, and Vinegar on the Taxis of Fruit Flies During Three Ten Minute Trials: The purpose of this experiment was to determine the effect of strawberry jam, peanut butter, and vinegar on the taxis of fruit flies. It was found that fruit flies are more attracted to strawberry jam than...
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An Experiment Measuring the Amount of Stress in Daphnia When Potassium Chloride Is Added
Stress is defined as the body's reaction to change that requires a
response. Stress can be received from your own body, your thoughts, or your
environment. The responses can be mental, emotional, and physical. As
stress increases, heart rate also increases, and vice-versa. Stress can be
a good thing as it helps to keep us a...
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7 pages
The Issue of Food Poisoning Caused by the Consumption of Greens Treated With Pesticide
Statistics A study from the Ministry of Agriculture shows a 30% increase in deaths caused by food poisoning caused by the consumption of greens treated with pesticide. The use of insecticides in the field of agriculture has proved very useful in protecting crops from pests. Besides agriculture, the role of insecticides i...
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The Deadly Effects of Anthrax on the Human Body
Effects of Anthrax Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, loss of appetite, fever, severe bloody diarrhea, sore throat, coughing up blood, and itchy, raised bumps are all symptoms of one deadly and dangerous disease, anthrax. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “anthrax can be found naturally...
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An Analysis of the Problem of Biological Terrorism
Biological Terrorism – A Call for Change Eleven days after the incredibly drastic attacks on American soil in 2001, killing thousands of innocent civilians, President George W. Bush and his accompanying governmental officials appointed Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge “as the first Director of the Office of Homeland Secur...
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