Alleleopathy

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Klodiana Kazazi March 19th, 2013 Biology 1300/24 Tues & Thurs 6-9pm

Introduction

Seed germination and growth are influenced by many factors. Some of these are the environment, light quality and moisture availability. Other factors which may influence seed germination are a result of the environment surrounding the seed, like alleleopathy. In this experiment we are going to study the alleleopathy of garlic. Using the scientific method of inquiry, my group and I are experimenting if the volatility of the crushed garlic will affect germination and growth of the radish seeds. Hypothesis:

The volatility of the garlic will accelerate the germination and growth of the radish seed! Experimental design:
-Distilled water (3 ml per setup)
-beaker
-Scale
-Masking tape
-Filter paper
-Garlic press
- 2 Petri Dishes
-Radish Seeds (25 seeds per dish)
-1 clove of garlic (crushed, only used 1.0 g)
-collecting qualitative and photo data, once a day for one week!

Dependent Variable: If the dish with radish seeds and crushed garlic germinate and grew faster, than the dish without the crushed garlic. Independent Variable: Radish seeds are sealed in 2 petri dishes, 1st dish without crushed garlic and 2nd dish with crushed garlic.

Methods and Materials:
-1st Petri Dish:
We took a petri dish laid filter paper on the bottom, threw in petri dish 3ml of distilled water (measured my a beaker) and 25 radish seeds. Than we put the top on the petri dish and sealed it with masking tape. -2nd Petri Dish:

We took a petri dish laid filter paper on the bottom, threw in petri dish 3ml of distilled water (measured my a beaker), 25 radish seeds and 1.0 g of crushed garlic. Than we put the top on the petri dish and sealed it with masking tape.

Each student from my lab went to the lab and observed the experiment and collected qualitative data and photos.

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