BIO 276 Duckweed Population Growth in Different PH Levels

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BIO 276 Duckweed Population Growth in Different PH Levels

 

Questions you should address in your discussion section:

 

a.Were the populations exhibiting exponential or logistic growth by the end of the experiment?

b.Was there a difference in the population growth rates (ravg and mean rmax) for the control and experimental populations? If so, describe that difference. Use your p-values to justify your conclusion. What factors might account for any differences between the mean control and mean experimental populations?

c.Did the 4 control populations exhibit a similar trend throughout the experiment? If not, how were they different; what might account for the differences?

d.Did the 4 experimental populations exhibit a similar trend throughout the experiment? If not, how were they different; what might account for the differences?

e.Does rmax = ravg? If not, try to explain why.

f.What factors might have limited population growth in your experiment if any of your populations began to plateau?

If your populations did show logistic growth, what was the estimated carrying capacity