Event Title

Microbiology Abstract

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

There is a vast amount of existing antibiotics that the immune system is building or has a built a resistance to. It is necessary to find new ones to fight against bacterial infections in humans. Since the introduction and overuse of antibiotics we’ve seen a decline in their effectiveness. Cultivation of pure candidates for antibiotic producing activity were tested. This process involved diluting soil and looking-for colonies with zones of inhibition. After identifying my candidates, I created a master plate, the purpose of the master plate is to narrow down my candidates in search of the purest candidates that may yield the best results when tested against tester strains of different bacteria. Antibiotic screening was performed by testing candidates against gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens to see if those zones of inhibition appear. Sequencing as well as metabolic studies were performed to identify organisms.

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

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

Microbiology Abstract

CoLab, OCB 100

There is a vast amount of existing antibiotics that the immune system is building or has a built a resistance to. It is necessary to find new ones to fight against bacterial infections in humans. Since the introduction and overuse of antibiotics we’ve seen a decline in their effectiveness. Cultivation of pure candidates for antibiotic producing activity were tested. This process involved diluting soil and looking-for colonies with zones of inhibition. After identifying my candidates, I created a master plate, the purpose of the master plate is to narrow down my candidates in search of the purest candidates that may yield the best results when tested against tester strains of different bacteria. Antibiotic screening was performed by testing candidates against gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens to see if those zones of inhibition appear. Sequencing as well as metabolic studies were performed to identify organisms.