Determination of the proper dosage of Acetylsalicylic Acid to increase the lifetime of Petunia bajeensis

Bilir, Müşerref Doğa (2013) Determination of the proper dosage of Acetylsalicylic Acid to increase the lifetime of Petunia bajeensis. Other thesis, TED ANKARA COLLEGE FOUNDATION PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL.

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The aim of this extended essay is to determine whether a proper dosage of acetylsalicylic acid increases the lifetime of one of the most used horticultural plant (Petunia bejeensis) in normal house conditions. Salicylic acid is a chemical compound which can be found on plants naturally and be used as a defence shield on microbial antigens. It also increases the intake of ions which are used to develop a strong immunity system. The easiest way to test the effects of acetylsalicylic acid is to use Aspirin tablets which are produced by Bayer. The research question depended on that and it was “Whether the change in the concentration of salicylic acid (in the form of Aspirin®) in tap water as 0- 0.25 -0.75- 1.0- 1.25 mg affect the lifetime of P. bajeensis by watering them day by day, after watching them until the last plant dies.” To test hypothesis, Petunia bajeensis plants were watered firstly with different concentrations of acetylsalicylic acid ( none- 0.25 - 0.5 – 0.75 – 1.0 – 1.25 mg), then watered day by day without acetylsalicylic acid using 75 ml water each. The experiment started on the date 21.05.2012 and lasted until the last Petunia bajeensis died. After the experiment finished, the living periods of Petunia bajeensis plants’ which were watered with any quantity of acetylsalicylic acid compared with the living period of the control group which were only watered with tap water from beginning to the end. Collected data were analyzed by Anova, since there were only one efficient (quantity of acetylsalicylic acid). According to the Anova, p value was found as 1,00499076565487E-28. This means that the hypothesis is correct and acceptable. In other words, there is a proper dosage of acetylsalicylic acid which increases the lifetime of P. bajeensis. At the end, it is found that a proper dosage of acetylsalicylic acid increases the living period of Petunia bajeensis. The Petunia bajeensis’ which had only 0.25 mg acetylsalicylic acid were the only ones which lived longer than the control group. In other words, 0.25 mg of acetylsalicylic acid in –half an Aspirin- in 75 ml of tap water increases the living period of agricultural plants which can be used before going on long holidays. Salicylic Acid can be also used for increasing endemic plants’ resistance since they are so fragile.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Demet İZGÜ, IB Notu: D
Uncontrolled Keywords: acetylsalicylic, Petunia bejeensis, Salicylic acid
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Depositing User: Users 114 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 06:27
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 06:27

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