Event Title

Small World Initiative

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 10:30 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a growing problem, not only in our health care system but around the world. The first antibiotics were developed from soil bacteria, but only a very small percentage of bacteria found in soil can be grown in a lab. The information I collect will hopefully help other scientists combat antibiotic resistant bacteria in our country. From my soil sample I had several candidates that produce antibiotics. I will identify this bacteria by using microscopy, staining techniques, PCR and DNA sequencing. Through running antibiotic screenings, metabolic, and biochemical tests I have a greater understanding of my candidate, and the antibiotic properties it possesses. The purpose of this experiment is to add to the list of bacteria that do, or do not show the potential to be made into antibiotics.

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

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Apr 27th, 10:30 AM

Small World Initiative

CoLab, OCB 100

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a growing problem, not only in our health care system but around the world. The first antibiotics were developed from soil bacteria, but only a very small percentage of bacteria found in soil can be grown in a lab. The information I collect will hopefully help other scientists combat antibiotic resistant bacteria in our country. From my soil sample I had several candidates that produce antibiotics. I will identify this bacteria by using microscopy, staining techniques, PCR and DNA sequencing. Through running antibiotic screenings, metabolic, and biochemical tests I have a greater understanding of my candidate, and the antibiotic properties it possesses. The purpose of this experiment is to add to the list of bacteria that do, or do not show the potential to be made into antibiotics.