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As part of my A-level Biology I am currently planning an experiment to test whether detergent (Washing-up Liquid) has an effect on the heartrate of Daphnia Pulex, however, explaining the principle theory as to why any change in heartrate would occur is giving me difficulty and I would most appreciate any help you could give me. Could any change that might occur in heartrate be due to the phospholipid membranes of the Daphnia being tampered with by the detergent? As I do not study Chemistry to the same level as Biology I am having trouble explaining the principle theory and hence my writing to you. I would be most appreciative if you could help me out with answering this question. Thankyou. Laura Bradley
Re: Will detergent have an effect on the heartrates of Daphnia and Why?
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