Event Title

Antimicrobial properties of soil bacteria

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

The purpose of this project was to assay soil bacteria that exhibit antimicrobial activity against common pathogens. Soil environments are believed to host undiscovered species of bacteria that may inhibit antimicrobial activity. Soil bacteria were sampled from a selected environment, grown in agar plates, and incubated at 21°C for 24 hours. Following incubation, bacterial cultures were checked for zones of inhibition. Zone of inhibition should appear if the target bacteria inhibit the growth to the other bacteria species on the agar plate. Some of the target colonies may exhibit high antimicrobial activity to one species but not to another. A colony displaying such activity to the bacterial indicators on the plate may be able to produce antibiotics. If no zones of inhibition are present, it is unlikely that the target bacteria will have any useful antimicrobial properties against the indicator organisms used in this study.

Comments

The faculty supervisor for this project was Jamie Cunningham, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

Antimicrobial properties of soil bacteria

CoLab, OCB 100

The purpose of this project was to assay soil bacteria that exhibit antimicrobial activity against common pathogens. Soil environments are believed to host undiscovered species of bacteria that may inhibit antimicrobial activity. Soil bacteria were sampled from a selected environment, grown in agar plates, and incubated at 21°C for 24 hours. Following incubation, bacterial cultures were checked for zones of inhibition. Zone of inhibition should appear if the target bacteria inhibit the growth to the other bacteria species on the agar plate. Some of the target colonies may exhibit high antimicrobial activity to one species but not to another. A colony displaying such activity to the bacterial indicators on the plate may be able to produce antibiotics. If no zones of inhibition are present, it is unlikely that the target bacteria will have any useful antimicrobial properties against the indicator organisms used in this study.