Essay on Herbicide Experiment
About 365 million years ago gymnosperms evolved, which later became the first plants to evolve the seed, which consists of the plant embryo and an encased supply of stored food. During the early stages of growth the seedling relies on the food storage as it’s main source of nutrients until it is large enough for its own leaves to begin making food through photosynthesis. The seedling’s roots burry down into the soil in order to anchor the new plant into its new source of water and minerals from the soil (Singh-Cudy 61). As soon as the seed begins to germinate we can identify if a plant is a monocot or a dicot. A monocot has only one seed leaf, which is usually long and thin, whereas a dicot has two seed leafs (“Monocots verses Dicots Explained”). For the purposes of this experiment we need to identify soybeans as dicots and corn as monocots.
Our experiment began by planting a total of fourteen seeds in each of our eight pots; seven soybean seeds and seven corn seeds. We separated our eight pots into four groups consisting of an unknown, known, control, and extra treatment group. Over the course of two weeks our plants were placed in a greenhouse where they were