Event Title

Testing Potential Antibiotic Resistance of Soil

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:30 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

The purpose of this study is to test potential antibiotic resistance with a soil sample. Soil plays a key role in the diversity of life itself. 50% of the Earth's atmospheric oxygen is produced by soil, and 60% of the clinically important antibiotics we use today are produced by soil bacteria. Therefore, soil is the best place to look for new potential antibiotics. The soil sample will go through a serial dilution, be individually colonized, and tested against different Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The results of testing our soil samples against different bacteria will give indication of an ability to be antibiotic resistant.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Melissa Beaty, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM

Testing Potential Antibiotic Resistance of Soil

CoLab, OCB 100

The purpose of this study is to test potential antibiotic resistance with a soil sample. Soil plays a key role in the diversity of life itself. 50% of the Earth's atmospheric oxygen is produced by soil, and 60% of the clinically important antibiotics we use today are produced by soil bacteria. Therefore, soil is the best place to look for new potential antibiotics. The soil sample will go through a serial dilution, be individually colonized, and tested against different Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The results of testing our soil samples against different bacteria will give indication of an ability to be antibiotic resistant.