10 thoughts on “D86 – Khattri

  1. You mentioned that for future directions you would like to test antibiotics with similar structures to the one you used here. If your potential antibiotic was unsuccessful, wouldn’t other compounds of similar structure be unsuccessful too? -Jake Masterson

    1. often, changing one base in a compound can result in many different properties. so if we were to alter this compound we may find something that will create different avenues to research

  2. You mentioned that palladium’s metallic nature could have affected the absorbance measurements, was there another method you could have used other than spectroscopy to determine the palladium nanoparticle efficacy?

    1. Please disregard the comment about the palladium nanoparticle. That comment was for a different poster.

  3. You mentioned that salmonella typhi produces the same effect on humans and mice. What effect is that exactly?

    1. Salmonella Typhi causes extremely fatal fevers in humans but is not fatal for mice. The opposite is true for Salmonella Typhimurium. S. Typhimurium causes food poisoning for humans but is lethal for mice

  4. What are the key differences between bactericidal and bacteriostatic compounds, and how can the determination of these indicators impact the development and effectiveness of antibiotics and other antimicrobial treatments?

    1. Bactericidal compounds kill the bacteria whereas bacteriostatic compounds stop the bacteria from growing. If we know if a compound is one or the other it can help us utilize it in antibiotics

    1. Salmonella Typhimurium is a form of Salmonella that causes food poisoning in humans but is fatal in mice. Since Salmonella Typhi has the opposite effects, if we were able to find an antibiotic effective against Salmonella Typhimurium it would most likely be applicable to S. Typhi, a far more deadly disease.

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