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EFFECTS OF LYSINE AND PHENYLALANINE ON THE GERMINATION AND GROWTH OF PHASEOLUS VULGARIS

Plant Sciences
Julissa Ceballos Miranda Ruiz

Grade:
10
Teacher:
Alfred Santos

"Millions of children are undernourished around the world. This project suggests a way to improve our knowledge about the nutritional value of the food we eat. This project investigated if Lysine and Phenylalanine are able to affect the growth and germination of Phaseolus Vulgaris seeds. This project was conducted by the following methods. First, we prepare the seeds by selecting 100 seeds and soaking them in tap water overnight. Then, we put soil inside the seedling pots and selected 16 beans. Next, we prepare the concentration of Phenylalanine and Lysine in distilled water by using a concentration calculator. Finally, we watered and observed the seeds for a week. The results of this experiment showed that Phenylalanine and Lysine separately were able to germinate all the seeds, the ones with only distilled water were able to germinate only 1, and the one with both Phenylalanine and Lysine were only able to germinate 2. The growth was also affected, Lysine was the one with the highest average rate with an average of 110.35 of growth, followed by Phenylalanine with an average growth of 73.65, the ones with the combination of these two had an average growth of 56.025, the last ones with only distilled water had and average growth of 30.775."


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One thought on “EFFECTS OF LYSINE AND PHENYLALANINE ON THE GERMINATION AND GROWTH OF PHASEOLUS VULGARIS

  1. A wonderful project with important applications in the real world. Your reasons for doing the project were convincing and your display very well done and informative. I hope you try your theories out with planting the beans in your garden in the summer and seeing if the effects work there. I hope you return next year with another project.

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