Event Title

Antibiotic producing

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:30 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Bacteria are intriguing and plentiful creatures that live in almost every environment on earth including the human body. Some bacteria are unfavorable and damaging while some are harmless having no influence on our lives or our bodies. An antibiotic are produced by certain microorganisms, antibiotic are essential for both treating and preventing infectious diseases. Antibiotic resistance is very worrisome, Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control or kill bacterial growth. If we cannot find new ways to kill bacteria some infections may become non treatable. Some serious diseases have already become much harder to treat. The search for new antibiotics made by soil bacteria is there for very important. For this project we are trying to identify bacteria capable of making new antibiotics. Most antibiotics were identified from soil-dwelling microorganisms, so I collected a soil sample from my backyard to see if I can find more. In this project I have isolated an antibiotic-producing soil bacterium and I will characterize and identify it using different techniques. I will characterize this candidate bacterium based on its general morphology, staining, antibiotic properties and biochemical properties. Through my research I hope to play a critical role in addressing antibiotic resistance.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Jon Kniss, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM

Antibiotic producing

CoLab, OCB 100

Bacteria are intriguing and plentiful creatures that live in almost every environment on earth including the human body. Some bacteria are unfavorable and damaging while some are harmless having no influence on our lives or our bodies. An antibiotic are produced by certain microorganisms, antibiotic are essential for both treating and preventing infectious diseases. Antibiotic resistance is very worrisome, Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control or kill bacterial growth. If we cannot find new ways to kill bacteria some infections may become non treatable. Some serious diseases have already become much harder to treat. The search for new antibiotics made by soil bacteria is there for very important. For this project we are trying to identify bacteria capable of making new antibiotics. Most antibiotics were identified from soil-dwelling microorganisms, so I collected a soil sample from my backyard to see if I can find more. In this project I have isolated an antibiotic-producing soil bacterium and I will characterize and identify it using different techniques. I will characterize this candidate bacterium based on its general morphology, staining, antibiotic properties and biochemical properties. Through my research I hope to play a critical role in addressing antibiotic resistance.