I investigated different types of protists using fluorescence microscopy, namely paramecium, euglena, and amoebas. Every organism has its own chromosome number. For instance, humans have a chromosome number of 46, or 23 pairs. Paramecium has a chromosome number of 40, euglena has a number of 45, and amoeba has a number of 500. My main objective was to correlate chromosome number to the relative size of the nucleus for each protist. My hypothesis is that the higher the chromosome number, the larger the nucleus will be.
Nathan Haas is a senior at Kent State Stark who is majoring in Geology. He always loved collecting rocks as a kid and plans to follow his dads footsteps in the oil and gas industry after graduation. Nathan likes playing video games, hunting, fishing, auto detailing, and enjoying the outdoors when he is not busy with school or work.