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Camille Louren N. Go
BS Biology, major in Microbiology, University of the Philippines Los Banos


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Our approach in this experiment was to determine if there is significant difference in the
decomposition rates of three different tissue types. The experiment included three types of tissue
samples acquired from pig (n=4): fat, muscle and bone. A section of pig adipose tissue still
containing the skin was used as fat samples. Pig muscle was scraped off from the bones to
separate the two tissue types. Due the unequal availability of the tissues, it was not possible to

as for the tables. Tukey post-hoc tests were used to compare which tissues are significantly different from each other. . Figures and images should be numbered (see Figure 2 for an example) and figure headers should be placed under the figure or image. they should also be numbered (see Table 2 for an example) and the table header should be placed at the top. The burial holes were prepared in such a way that the replicates are in a randomized complete block design. The samples were then put in labeled mesh bags and were sewn shut. The bags containing the samples were buried in a shallow grave within a damp soil containing a loamy sand composition. tables and images of the results (no more than two figures and two tables) may be included in the extended abstract. RESULTS The findings and arguments of the work should be explicitely described and illustrated. To compensate this. After 7 days. Decomposition rate of each tissue was then calculated using the formula: Where: The average decomposition rate of each tissue type was determined and compared. images and figures should be centered. figures and images in the form of author surname and publication date. the bags were rinsed with water and the tissues were weighed gravimetrically. figures and images should be presented right under the tables.divide the samples in equal sizes and weights. The experiment was conducted in Los Banos Laguna with a tropical climate. the samples were retrieved from each burial hole. each of the initial weights of the samples was recorded. Supporting figures. References (if any) of the tables. Following harvest. All the tables.

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