EKİM MOR1*, SEYHUN YURDUGÜL2
1M.Sc. student/Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, 14030, Bolu, Turkey
2Abant Izzet Baysal University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, 14030, Bolu, Turkey
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An antimicrobial is defined as any of a diverse variety of chemical and physical agent, capable of destroying microorganisms or to prevent their development in natural and synthetic way. They can be either produced by microorganisms or chemical substances derived from plants if they are said to be natural. A study was designed to mix silver flakes with rose water (Eau de rose) and strawberry tree fruit (Arbutus unedo) in order to produce an antimicrobial complex. The studies were performed on the determination of its antimicrobial properties. The effect of this complex was tested on two Gram positive and two Gram negative pathogenic bacteria, therefore the stability of different pH and temperature on the complex was analyzed. It was found to be effective at the lowest pH and temperature values on all bacteria investigated in our study. Moreover the control and the complex was found to be significantly different from the statistical point of view.
Keywords: Strawberry tree fruit, Silver flakes, Rose water, Antimicrobial