9 thoughts on “D50 – Ramirez

  1. This presentation was very captivating. Great presentation and speech on top of a very cool research topic!

  2. You mentioned that the physical properties of snail slime cause it to suffocate bacterial cells instead of inhibiting salmonella. Is there any way to avoid this problem in future experiments?

    1. Sadly, there are not many ways to avoid this issue. We could try testing pure glycoprotein. However, it is a protein chain and therefore, once mixed with water would form a more saturated version of slime depending on the dilution. This saturated version would be inherently denser than the slime we used and would most likely still suffocate the bacterial cells.
      The best option would be to use an anaerobic bacteria (bacteria that doesn’t need oxygen) and test the effects of the slime on it.

  3. Are there any other particular types of snails you’ve looked into using? If so, why would you opt to select these over other snail species? If you haven’t yet researched other snail types, what are some characteristics that you might be on the lookout for when making selections?

    1. We have not looked at any other particular snails. Characteristics that we would look at would be snail types that have already shown antibacterial promise in previous studies.

  4. When you are talking about the snail slime, could there be other outcomes to your experiment in you performed it some different types of snails or possibly combined the slime of two different snails?

    1. We could have used a different type of snail or combined the slime from two different snails, however, I don’t believe it would have changed the outcome of our results or our conclusion.

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