Event Title

Discovery of a novel bacteria from a flower bed

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

28-4-2017 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

In this experiment, I was trying to find new bacteria in soil samples that produce antibiotics for the ESKAPE relatives and Micrococcus Luteus. This research is important because we need as many antibiotics for bacterial infections as possible in case the bacteria becomes resistant to one of them. To find these bacteria we tested soil samples using serial dilution. The bacteria that was tested were the ones that created zones of inhibition. Those potential bacterial candidates were then matched up against ESKAPE pathogens to see if they inhibit that bacteria. When screening my candidates, I found that candidate Youthfountain75 inhibited Micrococcus Luteus. This candidate could be a potential antibiotic used to treat infections against Micrococcus Luteus.

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The faculty supervisor on this project is Heather Seitz, Biology.

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Discovery of a novel bacteria from a flower bed

CoLab, OCB 100

In this experiment, I was trying to find new bacteria in soil samples that produce antibiotics for the ESKAPE relatives and Micrococcus Luteus. This research is important because we need as many antibiotics for bacterial infections as possible in case the bacteria becomes resistant to one of them. To find these bacteria we tested soil samples using serial dilution. The bacteria that was tested were the ones that created zones of inhibition. Those potential bacterial candidates were then matched up against ESKAPE pathogens to see if they inhibit that bacteria. When screening my candidates, I found that candidate Youthfountain75 inhibited Micrococcus Luteus. This candidate could be a potential antibiotic used to treat infections against Micrococcus Luteus.