The analysis of the antimicrobial benefits of Populus balsamifera
(1) Long Beach High School, Lido Beach, New York
This study was conducted to explore a new potential treatment for bacterial infections. This study aimed to investigate the antimicrobial properties of the tree species, Populus balsamifera. The objective was to determine the effectiveness of extract from the buds of P. balsamifera in inhibiting bacterial growth. A Kirby-Bauer assay was used to assess the efficacy of P. balsamifera extract against gram-negative and gram-positive bacterial growth. It was observed that the extract of the buds of P. balsamifera was highly effective against gram-positive bacteria. This helps to indicate the potential use of P. balsamifera in the medical field to eliminate gram-positive bacteria.
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