Date of Graduation

5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Advisor

Haggard, Brian

Reader

Costello, Thomas

Second Reader

Osborn, Scott

Third Reader

Djioleu, Angele

Abstract

Sweetgum bark extract has been known to show biological activities such as antimicrobial and antioxidant capabilities. The storage capacity of the extract, however, was unknown and previously thought to diminish over time. However, upon experimentation, the freeze-dried sweetgum bark extract showed no signs that storage time or storage temperature had any significant effect on the biological activities. There was no significant difference across storage temperature over time in the experiment (ANOVA RM, P0.05). Therefore, the antioxidant capabilities of the sweetgum extract were not affected by the storage time or temperature treatments studied in this work. For the antimicrobial experiment, there was no significant difference across storage temperature over time in the experiment (ANOVA RM, P

Keywords

sweetgum bark, antioxidants, medicine

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