Title

The Effect Of Latherin On The Growth And Development Candida Albicans

Author(s)

Veronica F. McLean

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Zoology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to determine the effect of latherin on the growth and development of Candida albicans fungus. This is important because it could demonstrate that horses have natural antimicrobial properties in the latherin in their sweat and saliva, which could be instrumental in further research regarding antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents for members of the Equidae family. It was hypothesized that if latherin was applied to C. albicans fungus, than the the growth of the fungus would be inhibited. The response of the film to the latherin was measured by spectrophotometry. This experiment was performed by adding latherin to cuvettes of C. albicans fungus, and measuring the optical density of the solutions. A control group was be tested without latherin. An ANOVA was conducted to statistically analyze the data and the null hypothesis that all of the means of the groups would be equal was rejected F((1,58) = 2.70, p =C. albicans.

Start Date

4-11-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 10:45 AM

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Apr 11th, 10:30 AM Apr 11th, 10:45 AM

The Effect Of Latherin On The Growth And Development Candida Albicans

The purpose of this project was to determine the effect of latherin on the growth and development of Candida albicans fungus. This is important because it could demonstrate that horses have natural antimicrobial properties in the latherin in their sweat and saliva, which could be instrumental in further research regarding antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents for members of the Equidae family. It was hypothesized that if latherin was applied to C. albicans fungus, than the the growth of the fungus would be inhibited. The response of the film to the latherin was measured by spectrophotometry. This experiment was performed by adding latherin to cuvettes of C. albicans fungus, and measuring the optical density of the solutions. A control group was be tested without latherin. An ANOVA was conducted to statistically analyze the data and the null hypothesis that all of the means of the groups would be equal was rejected F((1,58) = 2.70, p =C. albicans.