Beetroot

Beetroot

LB-620-1
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Beta vulgaris. Beetroot can be used to study the effect of temperature on membrane stability, assessed by the level of betalain pigment leakage. Osmosis experiments can also be conducted using beetroot by placing slices in different concentrations of liquid before analysing cells.
Beetroot is an interesting example of how hundreds of years of selective breeding has resulted in a vastly varying cultivars including Sugar Beet.