Monocots vs. Dicots
The purpose of the experiment was to understand the difference between monocots and dicots in the plant world. Monocots are plants that have 1 cotyledon, spread vascular system, multiples of 3 flower pedals, net shaped roots, and parallel veins in the structure of the leaf. Dicots have 2 cotyledons, a ring shaped vascular system, multiples of 4-5 pedals, tap roots, and net shaped leaf veins in the leaf. Most of my plants died. The only plant that made it almost drown in food coloring and lives in a bottle cap. I didn't learn a lot from this experiment.
Plant mania exhibition
Nick Austin and I did research on the effect of radiation on plants as seeds. We microwaved bagel sprout seeds and planted them next to a control group to see if it's a viable option to send seeds rather than just food up with astronauts. The conditions in space are dangerous because of the harsh radiation.
It all starts in prophase. This is where everything is normal. The it goes to prometaphase where the chromosomes begin to wrap themselves up. In metaphase, they gather in the middle and begin to duplicate so there's a equal number on each side. Then the cell goes into anaphase where the spindal like structures attached to each of the cells' new nuclei begin to shorten and divide the chromosomes at the center. The final phase of mitosis is telophase where the chromosomes expand back into their normal size and shape and the 2 nuclear vessels form their own cell walls. Now you have 2 cells instead of 1.