8 thoughts on “D80 – Jacquez

  1. Very interesting presentation, I like the idea of using tea tree oil for your research! In figure 1, it looks like the smallest dilution and the biggest dilution of your compound were the most effective in killing bacteria. Do you have any idea why the smallest dilution would have been more effective than the ones in the middle?

    1. Hi Kendall, I am actually not sure. Because we did triplicates and then took the average value from that, I suspect that there could have been a dilution that may have lowered our A260 values.

  2. what was the purpose of creating triplicates for each dilution and how would the data possibly have differed if you didn’t do this?

    1. Hi Phoebe, we created triplicates of our data in order to get an average that would better represent our data. It would also allow us to lessen the chance of us making a mistake in one of the dilutions and not having others to compare it with.

  3. Do you know if there are any other methods to extract the Terpinen-4-ol from the tea tree oil than ethanol to help limit the possibility of the ethanol from killing the bacteria more than just limiting its concentration?

    1. Hi Deanna, because Terpinen-4-ol is oil based and not soluble in water, it needed to be extracted by an alcohol such as ethanol. This is why we tested different percentages of ethanol until we found one that wasn’t killing the bacteria.

    1. Hi Adrien, we are hoping that our compound could eventually be used against other bacteria, which may not respond to ampicillin the same way as Salmonella.

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