Consumer Essential Oils' Disinfectant Properties Against P. aeruginosa
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Essential Oils, Log Reduction, Planktonic Cultures
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) is a gramnegative, opportunistic pathogen that is responsible for over 30,000 hospitalized infections per year. Though this number pales compared to many other pathogens, this increasingly drug-resistant bacteria primarily affects those with weakened immune systems and is responsible for many nosocomial (hospital acquired) infections. Studies have shown that using antibiotics or disinfectants in combination decreases a pathogen’s ability to become resistant.1 For this reason, any new disinfectants that are proven effective will help combat the rise of disinfectant resistant pathogens. In this study, we examine several Young Living essential oils’ (EOs) ability to eradicate planktonic cultures of P. aeruginosa.
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Callister, Jacob; Robison, Richard; Richards, Porter; and Ogilvie, Benjamin, "Consumer Essential Oils' Disinfectant Properties Against P. aeruginosa" (2021). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2021. 27.
Microbiology and Molecular Biology
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