Effects of Benadryl on chloroplast bleaching in Euglena gracilis

Authors

  • Brian Choi
  • Michael Ge
  • Jessica Lo
  • Matthew Ludeman

Abstract

Benadryl was used to temporarily bleach the chloroplast of the Euglena gracilis at
varying concentrations of low concentration, high concentration, and no Benadryl. Three trials of
Euglena were left in mediums with different concentrations and incubated for 24 hours. After 24
hours, the cells were fixed and the number of bleached chloroplasts were counted using 40x and
100x microscopy. It was found that a higher concentration of Benadryl will result in a higher
number of bleach chloroplasts, while the control group did not show any bleaching. Using
ANOVA and Post Hoc Tukey test to analyze the data, the p-value was less than 0.0001 and the
results are significant.

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Published

2022-02-11

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