Event Title

Bacteria Producing Antibiotic

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 12:00 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Some bacteria are harmful and some of them are beneficial for human beings, like those that produce antibiotics. Researchers work on bacteria to find new antibiotics, but soil bacteria do not grow well in a laboratory environment. Research on soil microbes could be very significant because of the increasing bacterial resistance to many of our antibacterial medicine. This project focuses on a soil sample that was collected from my backyard garden at Kansas City, Kansas. This was done to find a bacterial species that might produce a new antibiotic. I took some dirt and mixed it with water to grow microorganisms in the agar plate. After allowing bacteria to grow, I selected a colony that was more isolated from the rest of the culture. I named it 5-1 and I made another plate for it to grow on its own. So, the result was good, and I have isolated colonies for my future experiment. I am currently growing my candidate colony with other bacterial organisms to see if 5-1 stops the growth of other bacteria. Also, 5-1 is undergoing DNA analysis to determine its close relatives.

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

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Apr 27th, 12:00 PM

Bacteria Producing Antibiotic

CoLab, OCB 100

Some bacteria are harmful and some of them are beneficial for human beings, like those that produce antibiotics. Researchers work on bacteria to find new antibiotics, but soil bacteria do not grow well in a laboratory environment. Research on soil microbes could be very significant because of the increasing bacterial resistance to many of our antibacterial medicine. This project focuses on a soil sample that was collected from my backyard garden at Kansas City, Kansas. This was done to find a bacterial species that might produce a new antibiotic. I took some dirt and mixed it with water to grow microorganisms in the agar plate. After allowing bacteria to grow, I selected a colony that was more isolated from the rest of the culture. I named it 5-1 and I made another plate for it to grow on its own. So, the result was good, and I have isolated colonies for my future experiment. I am currently growing my candidate colony with other bacterial organisms to see if 5-1 stops the growth of other bacteria. Also, 5-1 is undergoing DNA analysis to determine its close relatives.