Independent Research Reports in Undergraduate Biology and Environmental Science (Concordia University of Edmonton)
Items in this Collection
- 1Allen, Nadia
- 1Androschuk, Alaura
- 1Aquila, Cole
- 1Bell, Breanne
- 1Bennett, Alexandra
- 1Cruickshank, Kyle
- 18BIO 489
- 5ENSC 495
- 2Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata
- 2blood pressure
- 2breast cancer cell lines
24, 48 and 72 hour contact toxicity test of peppermint (Mentha piperita), garlic (Allium sativum L.) and lemon (Citrus limon L.) essential oil on the long-tailed mealybug (Pseudococcus longispinus)Download
The long-tailed mealybug (Pseudococcus longispinus) is a major agricultural pest to over 26 different plant species. They proliferate both sexually and parthenogenetically, taking approximately 4-6 weeks to reach reproductive maturity. Each adult female can produce 75 to 200 live-young over an...
An acute 72hr growth inhibition test using ampicillin on a mixed population of microalgae (Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata., Chlorella spp., Scenedesmus spp.)Download
Increased use of pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics has lead to the presence of biologically active antibiotics (i.e ampicillin) in surface waters, causing awareness of possible human and environmental health concerns. These non-target effects could cause effects on aquatic ecosystems and...
Coral reef degradation and loss of coral species is occurring at increasing rates throughout the world's oceans, where corals are faced with the effects of a destructive combination of natural and anthropogenic stressors. Overfishing, tourism, extraction of fossil fuels, coral mining, increased...
Comparing the anti-microbial effect of penicillin to that of chlorine dioxide on three opportunistic pathogensDownload
Introduction: The discovery of penicillin is a watershed in the history of medicine. Today, antibiotics are a part of everyday life. However, some speculate that society may return to the pre-antibiotic era if the increasing emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria cannot be slowed....
Determining the viability of salvaged organic peat soil using peat-mineral mixes and surrogate growth species Poa protensis and Lolium multiformDownload
Peat-mineral mixes (PMM) have been shown and recommended as a suitable reclamation material when upland boreal forest soil (LFH) is not available or cost-prohibitive. During the construction of some wellsites an engineered pad is constructed above the original peat soils. During the reclamation...
Bacteria are commonly encountered cell culture contaminants. Due to the costly consequences of media contamination and the loss of research production, further research should be devoted to the prevention of contamination so time and money are not wasted. Phage have been demonstrated to prevent...
Malagasy lemurs are under great threat from destruction of their habitat. Since humans colonized Madagascar 2000 years ago roughly 90% of Madagascar's forests have been destroyed. Alongside this, fully eight genera and 17 species have gone extinct. With the present situation it is of the utmost...