Event Title

Soil Bacteria Research Project

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 10:30 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

In recent years antibiotic resistant bacteria have become an increasingly common threat to human society. The small world initiative is one of many endeavors that seeks to combat this threat by building an archive of bacteria, both those that demonstrate antibiotic properties and those that don't. This experiments seeks to add to the database being built by that initiative. Two distinct colonies we identified in soil samples taken from a small tree line near a field. These colonies demonstrated antibiotic properties toward the bacillus genus and so warranted further investigation. As such, the bacteria will be identified using a series of techniques including staining, colony morphology, and PCR of the 16s mRNA. Once identified it will be located in or added to the database of organisms with antibiotic properties.

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

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Apr 27th, 10:30 AM

Soil Bacteria Research Project

CoLab, OCB 100

In recent years antibiotic resistant bacteria have become an increasingly common threat to human society. The small world initiative is one of many endeavors that seeks to combat this threat by building an archive of bacteria, both those that demonstrate antibiotic properties and those that don't. This experiments seeks to add to the database being built by that initiative. Two distinct colonies we identified in soil samples taken from a small tree line near a field. These colonies demonstrated antibiotic properties toward the bacillus genus and so warranted further investigation. As such, the bacteria will be identified using a series of techniques including staining, colony morphology, and PCR of the 16s mRNA. Once identified it will be located in or added to the database of organisms with antibiotic properties.