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In measuring radicale growth length of lettuce seeds in a toxicology lab at GGSE, While handling the tender radicales, I broke many of them in my attempt to measure them. What should I do with these results? Do I try to estimate the length or throw out the results?
Question Date: 2006-10-24
Answer 1:

Unfortunately, from the e-mail it is not clear what the ultimate goals of these experiments are. For this reason, it might be better to contact someone else on campus who is more familiar with this type of research. If the plants were damaged due to rough handling, you could try photographing them next to a ruler and then making the measurements from the print using a flexible measuring device and calibrating the measurements with the neighboring ruler.

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