A Study On Red Beet Essay

1888 Words May 5th, 2016 null Page
In both figure one and two a molecular explanation that supports the idea that salts aren’t harmful to the beta vulgaris’s membrane, furthermore salts helps stabilized the membrane, is due to the fact that beets are evolved from higher tolerant plants. There are different analyses that show beets have evolved from Salicornioideae and Chenopodioideae, which are specific higher plants that have a high salt tolerance. (Kadereit et al. 2006; Rozema and Schat 2013). It is important that these beets have evolved from higher plants, because if they weren’t evolved, salts can bring negative consequence to the plasma membrane. If they weren’t evolved from higher plants, both the salt and detergent can bring an extremely rapid diffusion rate. Another study shows that red beet is derived from sea beets that are considered to have a high salt tolerance as well. If a high amount of concentrated salt is added to plants with a low salt tolerance, it can injure the plasma membrane, which results in changes in permeability. (M. M. F. Mansour) Another effect that salt can have with plants that aren’t tolerable would be the enhancement of lipid peroxidation, which influences permeability impairment (M. M. F. Mansour). Plants that have a tolerance under salt conditions, such as beets in this experiment, can go through a process to protect the plasma membrane and retain its permeability by increasing its antioxidative systems, which reduces lipid peroxidation and any form of damage of plasma…

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