Event Title

ESAKPE pathogen project

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

The search for viable antibiotics is a never-ending necessity due to antibiotic resistance of bacteria. Our healthcare system hinges upon the ability to fight infections caused every day by using antibiotics. The ESKAPE pathogens are a group of six dangerous antibiotic resistant bacteria. (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species.) In this study, we used soil found from various areas near Johnson County Community College. Soil samples were diluted in hopes to find bacteria producing zones of inhibition. From the plate, we plated potential candidates and tested them against safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens to see if the candidates inhibited any ESKAPE pathogens safe relatives. Identification by metabolic tests and sequencing will confirm what organism was studied.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Melissa Beaty, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

ESAKPE pathogen project

CoLab, OCB 100

The search for viable antibiotics is a never-ending necessity due to antibiotic resistance of bacteria. Our healthcare system hinges upon the ability to fight infections caused every day by using antibiotics. The ESKAPE pathogens are a group of six dangerous antibiotic resistant bacteria. (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species.) In this study, we used soil found from various areas near Johnson County Community College. Soil samples were diluted in hopes to find bacteria producing zones of inhibition. From the plate, we plated potential candidates and tested them against safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens to see if the candidates inhibited any ESKAPE pathogens safe relatives. Identification by metabolic tests and sequencing will confirm what organism was studied.