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Default Question on Wound Healing of Potatoes


I plan on performing an experiment on seeing if some medicinal plant extracts can improve wound healing. Because human skin cells would be difficult to purchase and maintain, I've read that one can perform wound healing experiments on potato tubers. I've looked for references on exactly what one would measure as the potatoes are healing, after they are cut. Either I've seen sketchy descriptions or they required more complex equipment than I would have in my high school laboratory. I think that one approach might be to measure the rate of hydrogen peroxide degradation or the rate of change of the catalase enzyme. However, I'm not quite sure how to do either and I'm not even sure if this is the best measurement approach.

I'd appreciate any guidance on this idea.

Thanks for your help.
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