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One Bad Apple Spoils the Whole Bunch: An Experiment on the Plant Hormone Ethylene

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In this Science Buddies science project, you will measure the ripening of unripe fruit induced by the plant hormone ethylene, by monitoring starch levels using an iodine solution. You can customize this kit to include the potassium iodide, iodine, graduated cylinder, and other supplies needed to complete this experiment.


We have all heard the old saying, "One bad apple spoils the whole bunch." Due to the production of the plant hormone ethylene during the ripening process, this saying proves true! This experiment will investigate the role of ethylene in the process of fruit ripening.

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