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The Long-Awaited Results

Refresher on the Experiment: Standard Fast Plants were planted in quads (128 plants total) and data was taken approximately every 2 days on…

Started by Jackson HetueLatest Reply

Before you start: Choosing the type of seeds to use for the parent population

We've received quite a bit of e-mail from folks planning for the artificial selection lab and wondering about what seeds to order. Here are…

Started by Hedi Baxter LaufferLatest Reply

Introduction to Artificial Selection Investigation

We initially planted in 32 quads and thinned the multiple plants that grew down to one per cell, leaving us with 128 plants. We selected th…

Started by Cherie thunderLatest Reply

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Alternative traits to choose from besides trichomes

Hello- I'm back again after a rather successful first WFP lab experience with my first AP Bio students this past academic year. We chose tr…

Started by Astrid Helfant

0 Aug 3, 2013

The Long-Awaited Results

Refresher on the Experiment: Standard Fast Plants were planted in quads (128 plants total) and data was taken approximately every 2 days on…

Started by Jackson Hetue

5 May 8, 2013
Reply by Jackson Hetue

Introduction to Artificial Selection Investigation

We initially planted in 32 quads and thinned the multiple plants that grew down to one per cell, leaving us with 128 plants. We selected th…

Started by Cherie thunder

5 Jun 5, 2012
Reply by Cherie thunder

Before you start: Choosing the type of seeds to use for the parent population

We've received quite a bit of e-mail from folks planning for the artificial selection lab and wondering about what seeds to order. Here are…

Started by Hedi Baxter Lauffer

0 Jun 1, 2012

Waiting For the Next Generation - Will it be taller?

Parent plants that were selected for height (tall) were inter-mated using bee sticks, and these 13 plants developed seed pods. Then, these…

Started by Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

0 Jun 1, 2012

5 DAP Data

As the plants have continued to grow, we have decided to add the additional metric of cotyledon width. Our data for cotyledon width and hei…

Started by McKaylee K. Duquain

3 May 7, 2012
Reply by McKaylee K. Duquain

7 DAP Data

Our data can be viewed here.

Started by Cherie thunder

1 May 7, 2012
Reply by Jackson Hetue

3 Days After Planting (DAP) Data

The seeds sprouted and have been thinned at this point in the process. For the first day of data collection, we only measured heights. Our…

Started by McKaylee K. Duquain

1 May 7, 2012
Reply by Jackson Hetue

2 Days After Planting

Two days after planting we began the process of thinning the cells in our quads. Notes on Germination - Two days after planting, plants had…

Started by Jackson Hetue

1 May 7, 2012
Reply by Jackson Hetue

Procedural Info

Planting Procedures 50:50 soil mix of peat moss and course vermiculite 3-4 osmocote pellets per cell 2-3 seeds per cell (thinned at 2-3 da…

Started by Jackson Hetue

1 May 4, 2012
Reply by Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

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