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PopulationBiologyWorksheet-AK

PopulationBiologyWorksheet-AK - Lab#5 Population Biology...

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Lab#5: Population Biology Worksheet (Worth 121 possible points) Table 1: (Worth 36 possible points) *Results will vary depending on the samples chosen by the computer. Day P. caudatum alone, cells/mL P. aurelia alone, cells/mL P. caudatum mixed, cells/ mL P. aurelia mixed, cells/ mL 0 2 2 2 2 2 10 10 12 8 4 30 54 20 32 6 52 88 18 64 8 58 96 12 78 10 60 96 10 92 12 58 96 6 96 14 58 100 0 96 16 60 98 0 96 Lab Questions: 1. Make a hypothesis about how you think the two species of paramecia will grow alone and how they will grow when they are grown together. (Worth 5 possible points) Answers will vary. 2. Explain how you tested your hypothesis. (Worth 5 possible points) Answers will vary. 3. On what day did the Paramecium caudatum population reach the carrying capacity of the environment when it was grown alone? How do you know? (Worth 5 possible points) The Paramecium caudatum population reached the carrying capacity of the environment on day 10. On subsequent days, the population never exceeded 60.
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