An Evaluation of the Inhibitory Action of 4-Tertiary-Butyl-Pyrocatechol on Aerobacter Aerogenes, Bacillus Megaterium and Pseudomonas Fluorenscens and a Soil Isolate
Koerker, Robert L.
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The topic for this thesis developed from exploratory work undertaken during a six month experimental work period at the Biochemical Research Laboratory, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan. As an assistant to Dr. William H. Riley, a microbiologist and biochemist in the laboratory, the author studied the effects of 4-tertiary-butyl-pyrocatechol on soil microflora. This experience gave him an appreciation of the time required to formulate and complete a research project. Fortunately, he was able to return to the laboratory to write his senior thesis on a comparison of the inhibitory effects of TBC on bacteria.