Plant Tumor Growth Rates
Name: Gina and Maria
We are doing a science fair project on if B. Carotene,
Green tea, and Grape Seed Extract helps plants against the crown gall
disease. We injected sunflowers with agrobacterium tum. one week ago
(Sun. Feb. 27, 2000). Our questions is how long will it take for the
tumors to grow? We scratched the surface of the stems and injected the
agrobacterium in the wound. Also which do you think, in your opinion,
will do the best, if any? Our science fair is April 13, do you think
we'll have growth before then, atleast enough time to do our conclusion
and results? Thank you, any information you forward will be very helpful.
Sunflowers form galls relatively quickly. I usually get them in two
weeks at least. Good luck.
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