Event Title

No ESKAPE: Soil in Bacteria for New Antibiotic

Location

CoLab, OCB 100

Start Date

27-4-2018 9:00 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Infections are becoming more resistant to antibiotics and there seems to be no cure. We are trying to find new bacteria that is making an antibiotic. In my research, we are finding a new antibiotic that is effective on an ESKAPE pathogen. I looked into all those factors and what a better place than a community park where thousands of people go. In my community park soil sample, I did a series of tests such as the cavalier method and found out that one of my potential candidates contains an inhibitory effect on Escherichia coli and Enterobacter species. When I streak plated this two, nothing else grew but the Escherichia coli and Enterobacter. I will identify the new bacteria through genetics using the PCR method and metabolic methods.

Comments

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

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Apr 27th, 9:00 AM

No ESKAPE: Soil in Bacteria for New Antibiotic

CoLab, OCB 100

Infections are becoming more resistant to antibiotics and there seems to be no cure. We are trying to find new bacteria that is making an antibiotic. In my research, we are finding a new antibiotic that is effective on an ESKAPE pathogen. I looked into all those factors and what a better place than a community park where thousands of people go. In my community park soil sample, I did a series of tests such as the cavalier method and found out that one of my potential candidates contains an inhibitory effect on Escherichia coli and Enterobacter species. When I streak plated this two, nothing else grew but the Escherichia coli and Enterobacter. I will identify the new bacteria through genetics using the PCR method and metabolic methods.