Part 1 Questions:
- Which antiseptic was the most effective against each individual bacterium tested? Which antiseptic was the least effective?
- Which antibiotic was the most effective against the bacteria from the Bacteria Transmission lab and the Known Bacterial Sample given?
- Besides the zone of inhibition, what other factors (mode of action, toxicity, target organisms…) would you consider if prescribing an antibiotic to a patient infected by known bacteria?
- Which of the food products was the most effective against the bacteria tested? Is the action of the food item bacteriostatic or bactericidal? How can you prove a compound is bacteriostatic?
5. How can the information obtained from the food bioactivity assay be applied or be useful into your daily life?