Event Title

Towards the Isolation and Identification of Antimicrobial Compounds Produced by Bacillus safensis.

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

28-4-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2017 12:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Bacillus safensis is a gram-positive bacterium that can survive in extreme environments and has been reported to have the potential to be useful as a probiotic. It was previously shown to inhibit the growth of E. coli when grown competitively using a cross streak method. Organic extracts from Bacillus safensis showed inhibition towards E. coli and partial inhibition towards P. putida in subsequent bioassays using TLC–bioautography. Further work to separate the components in the extract mixture and isolate the antimicrobial compound using both column chromatography and TLC will be discussed.

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The faculty supervisor on this project is Melanie Harvey, Chemistry.

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Towards the Isolation and Identification of Antimicrobial Compounds Produced by Bacillus safensis.

CoLab, OCB 100

Bacillus safensis is a gram-positive bacterium that can survive in extreme environments and has been reported to have the potential to be useful as a probiotic. It was previously shown to inhibit the growth of E. coli when grown competitively using a cross streak method. Organic extracts from Bacillus safensis showed inhibition towards E. coli and partial inhibition towards P. putida in subsequent bioassays using TLC–bioautography. Further work to separate the components in the extract mixture and isolate the antimicrobial compound using both column chromatography and TLC will be discussed.