Event Title

Leah's Animal Hospital Soil Research

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2017 12:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Bacteria around the world are becoming antibiotic resistant; leaving the world with a big problem. It is very difficult, time consuming, and expensive to create or fix antibiotics. With these difficulties, the world is still looking for a brand-new antibiotic. This research project is looking for a possible new antibiotic from bacteria located in soil. The soil I have used is from an animal hospital where sick animals go to the restroom. The bacteria in this soil may have a natural immunity to other bacteria; which could kill deadlier bacteria. So far, with the soil this research has used, there are three possible candidates that are in the process of being isolated. These candidates happen to kill off one or more of the E.S.K.A.P.E candidates. Two of the bacteria in question kill off Escherichia coli. One of those kill off Staphylococcus epidermis. Lastly, one other bacterium kills off Enterococcus faecalis. After isolating the bacteria, the candidates will be sent off for 16S gene analysis so the bacteria can become identified. This research project will not stop at the end of the semester; it will continue to be studied by other students in Johnson County Community College in the long fight against antibiotic resistance.

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

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Apr 28th, 11:00 AM Apr 28th, 12:45 PM

Leah's Animal Hospital Soil Research

CoLab, OCB 100

Bacteria around the world are becoming antibiotic resistant; leaving the world with a big problem. It is very difficult, time consuming, and expensive to create or fix antibiotics. With these difficulties, the world is still looking for a brand-new antibiotic. This research project is looking for a possible new antibiotic from bacteria located in soil. The soil I have used is from an animal hospital where sick animals go to the restroom. The bacteria in this soil may have a natural immunity to other bacteria; which could kill deadlier bacteria. So far, with the soil this research has used, there are three possible candidates that are in the process of being isolated. These candidates happen to kill off one or more of the E.S.K.A.P.E candidates. Two of the bacteria in question kill off Escherichia coli. One of those kill off Staphylococcus epidermis. Lastly, one other bacterium kills off Enterococcus faecalis. After isolating the bacteria, the candidates will be sent off for 16S gene analysis so the bacteria can become identified. This research project will not stop at the end of the semester; it will continue to be studied by other students in Johnson County Community College in the long fight against antibiotic resistance.