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  • Personal Narrative: My Life In Guatemala

    I was in the garden again. The damp soil running through my fingers. The water soaking through the knees of my jeans. I weeded around my beans, feeling the dirt under my fingernails and in the creases of my palms. My first few days here I just watched, unsure of the unspoken rules that hovered over the garden. Then, one day, I walked over to a girl. She was almost my age and tended to 2 rows of lima beans. I don’t know if it was the way not only she but her plants seemed to tremble in the wind on cold days or her diligence in keeping those plants alive or even the innocence in her pale green lima bean sprouts, but something about that girl, something about her plants made me trust her. Trust that she wouldn’t laugh if broke the unspoken rules. Trust that she wouldn’t mock me if I made a fool of myself. And now, almost a month later, I know that I was right to trust her. I know that I was right to walk over and kneel down in the dirt next to her and wait until she looked up from her lima beans and smile at her. Someday’s I don’t walk home until it's dark and the streetlights have began to flicker, and someday’s I go home before the sun has risen overhead and my shadow pools at my bare feet. No matter what time I leave my routine is always the same. Walk the two blocks to Mrs. Evans house, clean my hands and feet using the hose on the side of the house, and sit down with Mrs. Evans in the living room where she sits in her rocking chair. She sits in her rocking chair and…

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  • Male Bean Beetle Brutus Hypothesis

    Male Bean Beetle (Callosobruchus maculatus) Reproductive Success Abstract: Callosobruchus maculatus is a bean beetle that lays eggs on the surface of beans, the larvae hatch out of the eggs and immediately burrow into the bean to devour all its nutrients and mature into an adult. The study of the male’s reproductive success when given access to water versus no access could lead scientists down a path of slowing the growth of the bean beetle population. The study was performed in lab 201…

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  • Kidney Bean Essay

    Phaseolus vulgaris L. (Leguminosae/Fabaceae) is commonly known as kidney bean. It is named so because of its resemblance in shape and colour to human kidney [1]. It is an edible item consumed by large number of people in Asian and Eastern countries. It is a sub-erect or twining annual herb. It was the first cultivated crop by the early humans. It is considered to have originated from Peru. Then it spread to Central and South America by Indian traders who brought it from Peru. But it is now grown…

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  • Germination Lab Report

    The binomial nomenclature is Phaseolus lunatus ( The seeds ranged from being as small nickel to as big as a dollar. The seeds were oval in shape and white. Lima beans are dicots and the germination of lima beans averagely are in between 5-12 days and are fully matured approximately around 111-148 days , total growing days is 154 ( Historians are unsure wether lima beans…

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  • Chickpea

    the role of individual chickpea components in disease preventionand the mechanisms of action are limited to date. This is due to the complex nature of various causes of disease and various factors having an impact on their occurrence. It is imperative that the scientific community continues to unravel the mechanisms involved in disease prevention and determine how food bioactive from foods such as chickpea can influence human health. Further research, especially well-conducted RCT, needs to be…

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  • Pinto Bean Experiment Essay

    most abundant beans in both Americans, making it major source of daily nutrients for large number of civilians. This experiment was done to examine if the number of seeds used in a specific area would affect the growth process using two pots (Control, Experiment). Control pot had two Pinto beans, while the Experiment pot had four seeds. Both pots were placed in the same room with same amount of water supply and light. Then the results showed that the seeds in control pot were able to grow into a…

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  • Microbial Symbiosis Research Paper

    that may help the environment as well as utilize rhizobacteria to their maximum capacity. PGPR is an associated bacteria that colonizes and strengthens rhizosphere of plants. This bacteria directly increases nutrient uptake from the soil, reducing the overuse of fertilizers and accumulation of excess nitrates and phosphates in soil. Yang coined the term "Induced Systematic Tolerance" or IST to explain PGPR properties of physicals and chemical changes to aid in prevention of diseases and abiotic…

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  • Effects Of Rhizobia And Fertilizer On Plants

    Growth-promoting diazotrophs are able to enhance growth and development of some crops by transferring fixed nitrogen and improving nutrient uptake (Biswas et al., 2000). This could indicate that the Rhizobia had little to no effect on the maize seedlings. Bacteria which induce nodules are capable of colonizing the roots on non-legume plants and they produce HCN, phytohormones and siderophores (Antoun et al., 1998). Rhizobium etli usually forms nitrogen-fixing nodules on the common bean,…

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