Title

The Effect Of Tartrazine And Allura Red On Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Metabolism

Author(s)

Tyler Carnes

School Name

Dutch Fork High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Cell and Molecular Biology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

In America in recent years, consumption of tartrazine and allura red food dye, also known as red 40 and yellow 5 food dye, has reached an all time high. These dyes have been known to affect the metabolism of vitamins like B6, which results in less of the nutrient available for use. This gives reason to believe that they could affect the metabolism of yeast cells. In this study, tartrazine and allura red food dye will be introduced to multiple yeast cell colonies to observe their effect on the difference in metabolism of the colonies. The predicted results of the study will show that both dyes will cause an increase in the metabolism of the cell colonies, just as the dyes do to the metabolism of vitamin B6. This predicted increase in metabolism is critical to humans because it could lead to the development and spread of more diseases and infections.

Location

Owens 202

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:00 AM

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Apr 16th, 11:00 AM

The Effect Of Tartrazine And Allura Red On Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Metabolism

Owens 202

In America in recent years, consumption of tartrazine and allura red food dye, also known as red 40 and yellow 5 food dye, has reached an all time high. These dyes have been known to affect the metabolism of vitamins like B6, which results in less of the nutrient available for use. This gives reason to believe that they could affect the metabolism of yeast cells. In this study, tartrazine and allura red food dye will be introduced to multiple yeast cell colonies to observe their effect on the difference in metabolism of the colonies. The predicted results of the study will show that both dyes will cause an increase in the metabolism of the cell colonies, just as the dyes do to the metabolism of vitamin B6. This predicted increase in metabolism is critical to humans because it could lead to the development and spread of more diseases and infections.