Event Title

Antibiotic Bacteria Candidates from Indian Creek

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

To combat the ever-growing onslaught of antibiotic resistant bacteria, the Small World Initiative has enlisted the help of young scientists to gather new cultures that may prove to become the next generation of drugs for humanities defense against microbial life. Soil was collected from the banks of Indian Creek due to the area’s proximity to interstate runoff, animal life, plant life, and nearby residence. The shores of the creek were chosen due to the immense diversity of potential nutrients and mutagens that the microbial life would encounter. This highly diverse ecosystem creates an environment that forces microbial adaptation. Upon culturing the soil, twenty potential candidates were gathered. Each of the twenty had a zone of inhibition surrounding the colonies. Metabolic testing, genetic identification, and phylogenetics will be ran on the bacteria that prove capable of reducing or stopping the growth of ESKAPE related pathogens. Included within the screening, 16s gene sequencing will be run to determine the specific species of bacteria that were found and if they are new species that can be taken further into testing.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Heather Seitz, Biology.

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

Antibiotic Bacteria Candidates from Indian Creek

CoLab, OCB 100

To combat the ever-growing onslaught of antibiotic resistant bacteria, the Small World Initiative has enlisted the help of young scientists to gather new cultures that may prove to become the next generation of drugs for humanities defense against microbial life. Soil was collected from the banks of Indian Creek due to the area’s proximity to interstate runoff, animal life, plant life, and nearby residence. The shores of the creek were chosen due to the immense diversity of potential nutrients and mutagens that the microbial life would encounter. This highly diverse ecosystem creates an environment that forces microbial adaptation. Upon culturing the soil, twenty potential candidates were gathered. Each of the twenty had a zone of inhibition surrounding the colonies. Metabolic testing, genetic identification, and phylogenetics will be ran on the bacteria that prove capable of reducing or stopping the growth of ESKAPE related pathogens. Included within the screening, 16s gene sequencing will be run to determine the specific species of bacteria that were found and if they are new species that can be taken further into testing.