Beetroot Experiment

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Objective: The purpose of this experiment is to test various temperatures beet have on cell membrane and to investigate how beets will secrete red pigments. As the temperature increases in the cell membrane more dye will be release from the beet. As it expands, kinetic energy will accelerate up the distribution of red pigment to a point where it will damage the cell and the denature of proteins will increase where the dye will be free.
Background: In this experiment, beets will be a replica to explore membrane using various extremely low and high temperatures. The roots of beet contain an immense quantity of a reddish color called betacyanin that is located inside the central vacuoles, which are surrounded by a vacuolar membrane called the tonoplast (Biology Lab Manual, 2011). The protein structure of beetroot is very important, because once its interrupted it could lose its purpose and would have to experience denaturation. Cell membranes defend and organize cells, they serve as a fence which means that a few particles can disperse across the lipid bilayer but others cannot. The structure of the cell membrane contains
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When the temperature becomes low, the cell membrane is less absorbent and does not permit more substance to pass through the membrane. My results supported my hypothesis which was as the temperature increases so does the beets permeability. In this experiment, there is a human error, as we cut the beet the measurement is near each other but not perfect. The amount of water in each tube would also be a reason for an error in this lab because it was not all equal. Another factor would be, temperature because some were long and some were short. In the future, as I do this experiment once again I will make sure to measure the beets more accurately, also add a range of temperature to show more

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