6 thoughts on “D1b – Thomas

    1. It is hard to say, however the results from the first experiment in figure 1 suggest that running this experiment again with a different solvent could lead to more conclusive results. One possible solvent we identified was cyclohexane. Also other research does suggest that terpinen-4-ol has antimicrobial properties and the dosing series also suggests that terinen-4-ol was actively killing bacteria.

  1. Why might the use of cyclohexane as a negative control in future experiments produce more conclusive results?

    1. Cyclohexane was used in other studies that are in the references section. Terpinen-4-ol is miscible in cyclohexane and cyclohexane will not cause any deviations in the results as it is not as strong as ethanol at killing bacteria.

    1. It is believed that terpinen-4-ol kills the microbes by weakening the cell membrane which can lead to cell death.

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