ACT Science: Data Representation Passage Drill 2, Problem 9. What is the best conclusion from the data collected from Experiments 1-3?
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What's it asking?
Experiments 1 and 2 show that most proteins have a higher amount of aggregation in older
animals, hence the increase in fold effect, as shown by the graphs.
Experiment 3 looks at four specific proteins and comes to the same conclusion.
The first graph in figure 2 shows a large difference between young and aged worm insoluble
protein aggregation. Mmm, doesn't that sound delicious? That's McDo—uh, never mind.
...which shows that fem worms...these things...have a large amount of aggregation as they get older.
However, the second graph in figure 2 shows that the amount of aggregation is less in
aged gon-2 animals...
...the special mutant worms that live extremely long lives. Wish we could clone those...
* Therefore the correct answer is B -- all animals show an increase in protein aggregation
when they age, but the long-living gon-2 animals do not have as much aggregation overall.
Oh, well, guys. You tried.