Hettich MIKRO 120 Featured in Rhodomyrtone Study
Researchers from the Department of Microbiology and Natural Products Research Center at Prince of Songkla University and from the University of London conducted a study on the antibacterial mechanisms of rhodomyrtone using Hettich’s MIKRO 120 micro liter centrifuge.
The study assessed the antibacterial mechanisms of rhodomyrtone against important hospital-acquired, antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Centrifugation with the Hettich MIKRO 120 was an essential method in the study. After the rhodomyrtone in Staphylococcus aureus was localized, scientists used the Hettich MIKRO 120 to centrifuge the culture at 5000 rpm at 4° C for 10 minutes. The Hettich MIKRO 120 was later used to wash colonies suspended in 1 ml normal saline solution at 5000 rpm for 5 minutes, as well as to remove cell pellets from an ice-cooled sample by centrifugation at 3000 rpm for 15 minutes.
The increasing number of multidrug-resistant bacteria,the result of indiscriminate use of antibiotics, is a global problem and concern. Rhodomyrtone and Rhodomyrtus to mentosa extract are aclyphloroglucinols that showed great antibacterial activity against an array of gram-positive bacteria. Scientists hope that further analysis of bio plant extracts from the Rhodomyrtus tomentosa will lead to more antibacterial drug discoveries.
Hettich’s comprehensive line of centrifuges enables scientists to conduct important testing and research, such as this study on the antibacterial mechanisms of rhodomyrtone. The Hettich MIKRO 120 is a powerful, ultra-compact microliter centrifuge that is safe, quiet and reliable.
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