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The Effect Of Anti Microbial Products On Zone Of Inhibition

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The Effect of Anti-Microbial Products on Zone of Inhibition
Background Information:
Bacteria, singular form bacterium, are microorganisms which belong to their own animal kingdom – Kingdom Monera. All bacteria are alive and require to reproduce and eat. In the experiment, the bacteria used is called Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause a variety of diseases (e.g. meningitis, boils and abscesses, osteomyelitis, pneumonia etc.). Various strains of Staphylococcus aureus are resistant to some antibiotics and has become a health concern. As more and more antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections/diseases, eventually there will be a point when the bacterium will grow immune to it. Thus, this makes Staphylococcus aureus serious as it almost completely immune to benzyl penicillin.
Within the experimented there were three different anti-microbial products that were investigated – Bosisto’s Eucalyptus Oil 200mL, Bleach and Coles Methylated Spirits.
According to the bottle with the eucalyptus oil, it had claimed that it is 100% pure with pharmaceutical eucalyptus oil derived from Eucalyptus polybractera (Blue Mallee). This product can be applied on minor wounds, cold and flu symptoms, aches and pains, stains, clothing as well as cleaning but has no claims about what percentage of bacteria it kills but online sources claim it as one of the most effective methods of curing Staphylococcus aureus.
The bleach used in the practical had no claims but according to online
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