Event Title

Potentially Antibiotic Soil Bacteria

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Due to the overuse of antibiotics, resistant bacteria have become an increasingly difficult obstacle in successfully treating patients. It has become progressively problematic, in that drug companies do not see it as profitable to manufacture new antibiotics because resistant strains of bacteria are becoming more and more prevalent. The focus of my research this semester has centered around discovering a bacterium with antibiotic potential. Through obtaining a soil sample, creating a serial dilution and generating subcultures it is my goal to aid in the discovery of a new antibiotic with the potential to combat bacterial antibiotic resistance. Metabolic studies and sequencing will be used to identify and confirm an isolated organism.

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

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

Potentially Antibiotic Soil Bacteria

CoLab, OCB 100

Due to the overuse of antibiotics, resistant bacteria have become an increasingly difficult obstacle in successfully treating patients. It has become progressively problematic, in that drug companies do not see it as profitable to manufacture new antibiotics because resistant strains of bacteria are becoming more and more prevalent. The focus of my research this semester has centered around discovering a bacterium with antibiotic potential. Through obtaining a soil sample, creating a serial dilution and generating subcultures it is my goal to aid in the discovery of a new antibiotic with the potential to combat bacterial antibiotic resistance. Metabolic studies and sequencing will be used to identify and confirm an isolated organism.