Protein deficiency could be appearing in the future, because of the population growth, so the alternative protein sources will play main role in the nutrition of human population. In our research we used alfalfa(Medicago sativa) as alternative protein source, from which we could create a leaf protein concentrate. The isolation of leaf protein resulted a very large amount of brown juice and it has a harmful effect on the environment. For example it can cause eutrophication.
Algal bloom causes several damages for lakes all around the word. The goal of this project was to develop an efficient way to follow the toxin production during algal blooming at an early stage.
The goal of the study was to create a biosensor which can detect the starting point of microcystin toxin production of blue-green algae namely the toxic Microcystis sp. population.
Microcystin is synthesized non-ribosomally by 10 genes. Four BioBricks were designed with the promoter of the genes, however instead of the genes green fluorescent protein (GFP) was used to predict the transcription of the genes responsible for microcystin synthesis. The students measured the fluorescence density emitted by the GFP when the toxin production had started.
The project emphasizes the need of innovative solutions to the problem of water management and water protection. Young people long for a more enjoyable, more practical, experience-based education. Both problems can be tackled at the same time by the cultivation of educational aquaponics systems, which provides teenagers with the opportunity to acquire versatile knowledge by experimental learning while increasing their environmental awareness with water management and protection in the focus. The student designed an educational aquaponics system, which proved to be capable of functioning.
The focus of my research is one of the valleys of Wine Region of Szekszárd, called Csatári-valley. This area plays a major role in the production of excellent Hungarian wine. Hence the protection and sustainment of this agricultural area are very important.
My suggestion is to make lakes by swelling back the water of this stream. I examined the workability of this with stream gauging, water and soil analyses also with soil erosion estimation. As an addition, I recommend improvements against soil erosion. If my suggestions will be developed, then the valley would have a safer, more stable water management.