6 thoughts on “D60 – Lee

    1. Hi Sam Trombly,

      I’m not quite sure what the system is specifically called when I did my research; however, ginsenoside, a component inside Korean Red Ginseng, is to alter the bacteria membrane to kill off any foreign or harmful substances and enhance the immune system.

  1. How would the weakening of the plasma membrane impact bacterial growth? And why do you believe that this resulted in the allowance of growth of bacteria in all solutions?

    1. Hi Alden Irose,

      Weakening of the plasma membrane will impact the bacterial growth to be low because it will give the possible antibiotic an advantage to fight off any infection since it does not need a complicated pathway to do it’s job. However, I believe that our experiment resulted in the allowance of growth of bacteria in all solutions because our Korean Red Ginseng could have possibly had a nutrient component (in the pill) that could have led to feeding the bacteria through the weakening of the plasma membrane. This would then lead us to try and find which chemical properties were for and against bacterial growth in our future directions.

    1. Hi Trevor Wahl,

      I think you have might have mixed ethanol and ampicillin together, so I’ll try my best to make my wording more clear. To clarify, it would be important that our ampicillin would be the inhibitor because it represents our positive control, which will show us that this drug can effectively kill the bacteria compared to our unknown effect of our testing compound. On the other hand, it would be important for the ethanol to allow growth because it would be a negative control that allows the compound to be soluble with our Korean Red Ginseng. With these controls, they are helpful to recognize which affect the possible new antibiotic, our Korean Red Ginseng, have compared to our controls.

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