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Musi Nde February 10, 2008 Literary Review Bioligy 142 9A The question posed for this particular research project is what the effects of Nitric Oxide (NO) are on bacteria that are collected the waterways of the Mt. Arabia outcrops. Based on research, it is proposed that the addition of nitric oxide to the bacteria samples will facilitate the growth of the bacteria and increase the rate at which the bacteria multiplies and increase the colony sizes. In the article” Effects of nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide on bacterial growth” The effects of NO are not bactericidal, but rather are bacteriostatic. This means that at the concentrations that were tested, it was shown that nitric oxide halted the reproduction of the bacteria. rather than kill the bacteria. The reproduction of the bacteria became static, no deaths and no reproductions. It was shown however that bacterial survival rates increased when the initial concentrations of nitric oxide were increased past 1.0 ppm. The second article, , bacteria that is actually found in the Mt. Arabia outcrops are tested for the
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course BIO 142 taught by Professor Escabar during the Spring '08 term at Emory.

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