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CWSF 2005 - Vancouver, British Columbia

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Aaron Hakim

The Antioxidant Mystery: The Effects of Antioxidants and Free Radicals on Seed Germination
Division:Life Sciences
Region:Bay Area
City:Mississauga, ON
School:Appleby College
Abstract:In several trials, bean or radish seeds were germinated in a hostile, artificial environment containing hydrogen peroxide as a source of free radicals. Vitamins A, C and E were added to these seeds to study their protective effects as antioxidants. Vitamin A best promoted seed germination.

Awards Value
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$2 000.00
Gold Medal - Life Sciences
Sponsor: Pfizer Canada
$1 500.00
Total$3 500.00