Plant Defenses.docx - Tenin Niare Hypothesis The extracts I\u2019m planning to test are Tea Tree and Lemongrass Tea tree is grown from a plant called

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Tenin Niare 10/17/2018 Hypothesis: The extracts I’m planning to test are Tea Tree and Lemongrass. Tea tree is grown from a plant called melaleuca alternifolia. It contains an ingredient called TTO, “TTO is an active ingredient in many topical formulations used to treat cutaneous infections.” It contains a compound terpimem-4-ol, which shows to kill certain bacteria and fungi. Lemongrass was seen for activity against Bacillus cereus using and agar diffusion method and broth dilution method. I don’t think I would find any bacteria on my plate, since both of these extracts are seen to fight against bacteria. “The aim of this study was to develop keropok lekor incorporated with lemongrass oil as an antimicrobial additive. In this study, keropok lekor were incorporated with lemongrass oil at different formulations: 0.8%, 1.2%, and 0% (control). The microbiological analysis (total plate count, yeast and mould, and coliform count) were conducted for samples stored at room temperature (25±2°C) for four days. The moisture content and sensory analysis
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