Event Title

Finding Antibiotics in Soil

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2017 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Most antibiotics come from microbes found in the soil all across the world. The purpose of this project is to dilute common Kansas soil in order to find a countable number of bacteria that inhibits the growth of known pathogens. The bacteria I chose to research seemed to best inhibit the growth of other bacteria around it in an agar culture. Once my bacterium was chosen, it was sent off to a lab for genetic sequencing to tell me how similar my bacterium is to known bacteria. With this information, I can tell what my bacteria is and if it inhibits any known pathogens.

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The faculty supervisor on this project is Jamie Cunningham, Biology.

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Apr 28th, 1:00 PM Apr 28th, 2:45 PM

Finding Antibiotics in Soil

CoLab, OCB 100

Most antibiotics come from microbes found in the soil all across the world. The purpose of this project is to dilute common Kansas soil in order to find a countable number of bacteria that inhibits the growth of known pathogens. The bacteria I chose to research seemed to best inhibit the growth of other bacteria around it in an agar culture. Once my bacterium was chosen, it was sent off to a lab for genetic sequencing to tell me how similar my bacterium is to known bacteria. With this information, I can tell what my bacteria is and if it inhibits any known pathogens.