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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892
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Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Chapter 1, Problem 14TYK
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Design an Experiment Design an experiment to test the hypothesis that the color of farmed salmon is produced by pigments in their food.

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Summary Introduction

To review:

An experiment to test the hypothesis that the farmed salmon’s color is produced by pigments in their food.

Introduction:

The most productive and reliable way to study natural phenomena is by direct observation. The scientific method is an approach to acquire knowledge. Through scientific methods, the scientists observe the natural phenomena and develop an explanation about their observations. The explanations are then tested by gathering information. In a similar manner, the hypothesis that color of farmed salmon depends on their food can be tested.

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The hypothesis is an explanation for an observation that can be tested. Along with the hypothesis, the scientists define null hypothesis, which states that it is the observation if the tested hypothesis is not correct. In this case, the hypothesis is that the color of farmed salmon is produced by pigments in their food. The null hypothesis can be that the color of farmed salmon is not produced by pigments in their food.

In a controlled set of experiment, one set of farmed salmon should be given colorless pigment in their food...

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