Event Title

Isolation and Testing of Antimicrobial Compounds Produced by Bacteria Closely Related to Bacillus cereus

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 10:30 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

A unique strain or close relative of Bacillus cereus was isolated from local soil samples and was previously shown to inhibit the growth of P. aeruginosa when grown competitively using a cross streak method. Organic extracts from this bacteria has been tested against several ESKAPE pathogens using both direct application and TLC–bioautography. Further work to isolate and test the antimicrobial compounds produced by this bacteria closely related to Bacillus cereus will be discussed. Some strains of Bacillus cereus have been used as probiotics for animals, while other strains have been the cause of serious foodborne illnesses in humans.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Melanie Harvey, Chemistry.

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Apr 27th, 10:30 AM

Isolation and Testing of Antimicrobial Compounds Produced by Bacteria Closely Related to Bacillus cereus

CoLab, OCB 100

A unique strain or close relative of Bacillus cereus was isolated from local soil samples and was previously shown to inhibit the growth of P. aeruginosa when grown competitively using a cross streak method. Organic extracts from this bacteria has been tested against several ESKAPE pathogens using both direct application and TLC–bioautography. Further work to isolate and test the antimicrobial compounds produced by this bacteria closely related to Bacillus cereus will be discussed. Some strains of Bacillus cereus have been used as probiotics for animals, while other strains have been the cause of serious foodborne illnesses in humans.