Experiment: The Effect Of Sunlight On Vigna Radiata

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The effect of sunlight on Mung bean (Vigna Radiata)
November 13, 2015
Rutgers University - NJIT, Ecology and Evolution department, Section 101,323 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102 USA

ABSTRACT The sunlight is an essential element for the growth of any organism. In particular, plants produce their food through the sunlight. In this lab, we are determined to test the consequence on Mung beans (Vigna Radiata) from different phase of the sunlight. To perform this experiment, we compared two Mung bean plants where one of them under the influence of morning sunlight; whereas, the other plant was kept under afternoon sunlight. While performing this experiment, we were managed to keep both plants
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We have managed to plant two Mung bean plants and measured their growth periodically. We hypothesize that the Mung bean plant kept under the influence of afternoon sunlight would have a radical growth than the Mung bean plant receiving morning sunlight. The Mung bean plant known as Vigna Radiata is indigenous to Indian Subcontinents. They are popular food legumes in China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asian Countries (Huang, Cai, and Xu 2013). The Mung bean provides significant amount of essential nutrition such as Vitamin A, C, and K (SelfNutritionData 2014). Many research data validates that the Mung beans Heart Disease, controls Diabetes, and inducing Anti-cancer cytokines (Gamonski 2014). Today, people living in the suburban area obtain Mung beans as an obese fighter (Gamonski 2014). The farmers around the world cultivate Mung beans in a wet soil and sprouts thoroughly in tropical sunlight temperature (Oplinger, Hardman, Kaminski, Combs, and Doll 1990). For the healthy growth of our plants, we have used an approved fertilizer. The fertilizer Hasta Gro from Medina contained 6% of Nitrogen, 12% for Phosphoric Acid, 6% of Soluble Potash, and about 2% of other ingredients. The five seeds of fertilizer gave reasonable amount of growth to the plants. To test our hypothesis, we begin our experiment with planting Mung beans and provide them the equal amount of…show more content…
We planted most of seeds in the middle of the pot. We begin our experiment on October 19, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. For the fertilizer, we fed about five seed of Hasta Gro and pour 1 cup of water every other day. To compare our two plants, we put them by the window on the opposite direction. In other words, we put one plant by the east window for the morning sunlight plant and kept other plant of the different window for the afternoon sunlight. The plants provided about four to five of sunlight and kept under the room temperature (23.5 +- .5 C degree). As mentioned, we gave both plants a cup of distilled water on every other day. Every Sunday, we examined our plants and observed the growth. At the end of the experiment, we measured the height of each plant and compared their growth to distinguish the conclusion. Our experiment results include the height of the Mung bean plants at the completion of the experiment (November 12, 2015). We recorded our data in Microsoft Excel 2013 and calculated the mean, variance, and standard deviation from the software.

RESULTS As mentioned about, we treated Mung bean plants with the morning sunlight and against afternoon sunlight. At the end of the experiment as shown in figure 1, we measured both plants’ height from different branches. The annual growth represents
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