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Tucson Botanical Gardens Outstanding Plant Project, Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society 2nd Place, UA Plant Sciences Planting the seed: Excellence in plant sciences research 1st Place
HS-PL03

Antimicrobial Potentials of Ayurvedic Products Extracts and Streptomycin Against Necrosis Causing Bacteria in Saguaro Cactus.

Plant Sciences
Ana Navarro

Grade:
12
Teacher:
Alfred Santos

"Bacterial soft rot is the initial stage of the saguaro cactus' natural disintegration. Necrosis is the process of cellular death caused by a significant injury and followed by an invasion of microorganisms. The objective of the present study was to investigate the antimicrobial potential of ayurvedic products extracts; while we tested their inhibitory effects on the growth of likely pathogenic microorganisms found in the necrotic tissue of the saguaro cactus. The effects of oregano, garlic, clove, and cinnamon extracts- known to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria- were compared to the antimicrobial potential of the antibiotic, streptomycin. "


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4 thoughts on “Antimicrobial Potentials of Ayurvedic Products Extracts and Streptomycin Against Necrosis Causing Bacteria in Saguaro Cactus.

  1. Your project is very creative and had interesting results! It will be interesting to see the future directions for this research! Great job!

  2. I love this project! You address real issues that saguaros face in our area, using innovative techniques. You also thoughtfully consider unexpected results and make additional effort to do a follow-up study.

    I wish you the best as you follow your curiosity and passion for plant science!

  3. A very good project with potential for use in the real world. Well researched and presented. I would love to see further work on application in the real world. I hope you continue to ask good questions and find answers as you move forward.

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