Christina Ek

Christina Ek

Oct 08, 2020

Group 6 Copy 222
4
Please wait...

About This Project

Food insecurity is a severe global problem in both developed and developing nations. Soil degradation due to misuse of chemical fertilizer hampers adequate food production. The purpose of the proposed research is to determine if and how Chlorella vulgaris, a potential soil amendment, impacts growth, shelf life, and nutrition of crops. It is hypothesized that tomatoes and kale grown with the algae display improved growth, shelf life, and nutrient value compared to controls.


Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Are current antibacterial treatments resulting in the evolution of more virulent multidrug resistant bacteria?

Each year in the U.S. 23,000 people die as a direct result of antibiotic resistant infections. I hypothesize...

Rapid Detection of Tuberculosis -SCSU-New Haven iGEM

The World Health Organization reports 9.6 million new Tuberculosis cases in 2014. As a global health issue...

Backer Badge Funded