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Postby whirlwindj » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:41 pm

As part of my science coursework i'm doing an experiment on how temperature affects the rate of reaction in mung beans, and i had a few questions.

1) Are there any differences in the mitochondria of mung beans compared to mammalian mitochondria?
2)Are there any different enzymes involved in plant respiration?
3)Are mung beans able to respire anaerobiaclly?
4)How does a respirometer work?
If anyone is able to answer these questions then this would be very helpful on my behalf.
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:26 pm

the answers to the first two questions can be found by reading about mitochondria practically anywhere, for example here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondria
For the third one you have to do the lab(or read about it somewhere else). I don't know what mung beans are.
For the fourth, look up respirometer, for example here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respirometer
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Postby mith » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:45 pm

Mung beans are delicious little green beans that chinese people make bean sprouts out of :)
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:43 am

I feel enlightened.
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Postby mith » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:10 am

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Postby canalon » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:03 am

And to be more on topic, mung bean nuclease is convenient to destroy single strand DNA...
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Re: Respiration

Postby whirlwindj » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:41 am

Do you think you could expand slightly on this?
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Postby canalon » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:22 am

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