What kind of experiments can I try that are connected with plant physiology?

I`m a 16 year old student and this is a new area for me. The experiments should not be complicated.

1 Answer
Jan 24, 2016

Effects of nutrient deficiency or nutrient excessiveness in plants


If you think comparing the appearance of cells when subjected to hypotonic, hypertonic or isotonic solution is enough, personally, I don't think it is not enough for a plant physiology experiment. I suggest that you go with plants' nutrition.

Nutrients are important to living beings, including plants. By determining the effects of such deficiencies and excessiveness, we could find new ways of treating the disease.

Nutrients in plants are grouped into two depending on the amount needed by plants: macronutrients and micronutrients. By experimenting the nutrient elements, particularly the macronutrients, through varying concentration for deficiency and excessiveness you can come up with a good experimentation.

Although it is already written in the books how it would look like if a plant possesses a disease—for instance, a plant with iron deficiency would have white coloration on the leaf surface—remember that results depends on the plant species you will be using. Results vary and that's interesting about science. Whatever plant species you choose, it may contribute to what's already known in the scientific community.