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How does Salicylic Acid affect bacteria growth?

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17 Sep 2009

Salicylic acid is bacteriostatic ie. it limits the growth of bacteria by interfering with bacterial protein production, DNA replication, or other aspects of bacterial cellular metabolism.

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