Environmental Effects on Paranoid Paramecia

The purpose of Duzyj and Thomson's experiment was to discover which environments paramecia prefer to live in. They used a Design of Experiment with the three factors temperature, paper color, or solution. They performed eight trials, in which the factors were varied. They ran the experiment three different times and also calculated an average of the data. In their experiment the factors that paramecia preferred to be in were warm, white, and acetic acid. This disproved their hypothesis. The only factor in which the hypothesis did not agree was the paper color, but according to their data analysis paper color was not a determining factor. The results showed that paramecia typically prefer a warm acidic environment when given the choice, which agreed with original research.

Research Done By:

Christina Duzyj
Warren Mott

Brianna Thomson