Event Title

Potential Candidate- Nikfav1

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 1:30 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

The potential candidate Nikfav1 is found in loamy soil from GPS location- 38.8999306, -94.8121755. After growing bacteria from the soil, I discovered a bacterial species that was inhibiting the colonies around it. I named this species Nikfav1 then transferred it to a different plate to let it grow on its own with other potential candidates. It inhibited the other potential candidates. After observing these results, it was chosen to screen against ESKAPE pathogens safe relatives- E.coli, S.epidermidis, P.putida, E.aerogenes, E.faecalis. ESKAPE pathogens are the antibiotic resistant pathogens. It causes diseases such as antrax. Mrsa and skin infections. Nikfav1 inhibited S.epidermidis and P.putida. It was screen against Bacillus subtilis. B.subtilis is closely related to B.anthracis which causes anthrax. As a result, it did inhibit B.subtilis but after some time it started growing on top of Bacillus subtilis which was not helpful for this research because we are looking for inhibition. By observing Nikfav1 and after screening it against other pathogens, it could be a potential source for antibiotics for future.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Jamie Cunningham, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 1:30 PM

Potential Candidate- Nikfav1

CoLab, OCB 100

The potential candidate Nikfav1 is found in loamy soil from GPS location- 38.8999306, -94.8121755. After growing bacteria from the soil, I discovered a bacterial species that was inhibiting the colonies around it. I named this species Nikfav1 then transferred it to a different plate to let it grow on its own with other potential candidates. It inhibited the other potential candidates. After observing these results, it was chosen to screen against ESKAPE pathogens safe relatives- E.coli, S.epidermidis, P.putida, E.aerogenes, E.faecalis. ESKAPE pathogens are the antibiotic resistant pathogens. It causes diseases such as antrax. Mrsa and skin infections. Nikfav1 inhibited S.epidermidis and P.putida. It was screen against Bacillus subtilis. B.subtilis is closely related to B.anthracis which causes anthrax. As a result, it did inhibit B.subtilis but after some time it started growing on top of Bacillus subtilis which was not helpful for this research because we are looking for inhibition. By observing Nikfav1 and after screening it against other pathogens, it could be a potential source for antibiotics for future.