Lab Explained: Effect of Salinity on Seed Germination

Research Question How does salinity affect the seed germination of Solanum lycopersicum? Introduction Relevance to Real world Covering 14% of Australia and home to over two million people, the Murray Darling Basin is Australia’s largest and most iconic river systems (figure 1) (McCormick, 2015). As over one third of Australia’s food supply is produced by…

Lab Report: The impacts of salinity on modern agriculture

1.0 Background: A breakthrough scientific experiment conducted by ‘Carnegie Science’ found that soil salinity considerably affects the growth rate in plants.  The experiment found how plants create Abscisic Acid as a stress hormone when the endodermis is exposed to drought or saline environments. “The endodermis also acts as a guard, with Abscisic Acid, to prevent…