Possible Dependent Variables

  • breadth (breadth of branches, breadth of roots)
  • cell (cell size, stage of mitosis, cell turgor)
  • chlorophyll (content, distribution, ratio of A to B)
  • color (leaf color, stem color, fruit color)
  • energy (calories, distribution within plant parts)
  • fruit (quantity, appearance, size, texture, quality)
  • fruit quality (nutrients, shape, size, quantity)
  • germination (percent, time to germination, survival)
  • growth response (nutation, etiolation, geotropism, phototropism)
  • growth rings (number, width, spacing)
  • guttation (rate, content, distribution)
  • height (height of plant, length of shoots, length of roots)
  • life stages (time to flower, time to produce fruits, time of fruit drop)
  • longevity (lifetime of plant, mortality rate)
  • mass (wet mass, dry mass, estimated mass)
  • metabolism (rate of photosynthesis, rate of respiration)
  • mortality (antibiotic sensitivity, herbicide sensitivity, mortality rate)
  • movement (phototropism, geotropism, nastic movement)
  • pests (molds, rusts, mildews, insects, snails, rodents, birds)
  • plant structures (trichomes, pubescence, appearance under microscope)
  • protein (tissue concentration, distribution, presence)
  • reproduction rate (number of offspring, generation time)
  • seeds (quantity, appearance, size, viability)
  • shape (shapes of leaves, plant shape, root shape)
  • starch (concentration, distribution)
  • surface area (leaf size, exposed surfaces)
  • translocation (speed of dye movement, location of dye movement)
  • transpiration (water loss over time, water loss in leaves)
  • transport (osmosis, diffusion, active transport)
  • width (thickness of stems, thickness of roots)