Plastic Infiltration on Planarian WormsAnimal Sciences
- Patricia Garcia
"We investigated the effects of plastic in water on planarian worms. By simulating a plastic-filled environment and a regular spring water environment, we were able to better evaluate the effects of the components of disposable plastic on the growth of the planarian worms after comparing the two. Over the course of five weeks, we isolated planarian worms in a dark environment and measured the total length of centimeter growth, and compared the rate of growth between the normal spring water and plastic polluted water. "