Event Title

Studying Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria in Leawood Soil

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Thirteen antibiotic producing bacterial colonies found in soil from a Leawood, KS backyard from serial dilutions were isolated on master plates and tested against 5 safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens (which are relatives of highly resistant bacterial species). One of these colonies presented inhibition against Acintobacter baylyi. This antibiotic-producing bacteria, renamed #8, is the focus of continuing study. A quadrant streak plate of bacteria #8, with individual colonies, was used to creating a Gram stained slide. Examination of the slide revealed the bacteria’s Gram-negative status and appearance as short bacillus. It will be undergoing sequencing to verify its genus and metabolic testing to discover additional biochemical characteristics.

Comments

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

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May 3rd, 1:30 PM May 3rd, 2:45 PM

Studying Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria in Leawood Soil

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Thirteen antibiotic producing bacterial colonies found in soil from a Leawood, KS backyard from serial dilutions were isolated on master plates and tested against 5 safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens (which are relatives of highly resistant bacterial species). One of these colonies presented inhibition against Acintobacter baylyi. This antibiotic-producing bacteria, renamed #8, is the focus of continuing study. A quadrant streak plate of bacteria #8, with individual colonies, was used to creating a Gram stained slide. Examination of the slide revealed the bacteria’s Gram-negative status and appearance as short bacillus. It will be undergoing sequencing to verify its genus and metabolic testing to discover additional biochemical characteristics.