Event Title

Soil Microorganisms

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 10:15 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

While antibiotics have been a game changer in the world of healthcare, the overuse of them is allowing many bacteria to become resistant. With the number of resistant bacteria on the rise, we must turn to the soil in search of new antibiotics. Many of the antibiotics we know today were derived from the microorganisms in soil samples. For my project I gathered a soil sample from my own backyard and made a set of dilution plates from the sample. From this dilution plate I selected candidates and tested them against the safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens to see if I could find any evidence of inhibition. My candidate IM4SP19 had a small zone of inhibition when tested against Acinetobacter baylyi. I will continue to research my candidate by performing a Gram stain, acid fast stain, spore stain, and perform a PCR test in hopes of identifying my organism.

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Soil Microorganisms

CoLab

While antibiotics have been a game changer in the world of healthcare, the overuse of them is allowing many bacteria to become resistant. With the number of resistant bacteria on the rise, we must turn to the soil in search of new antibiotics. Many of the antibiotics we know today were derived from the microorganisms in soil samples. For my project I gathered a soil sample from my own backyard and made a set of dilution plates from the sample. From this dilution plate I selected candidates and tested them against the safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens to see if I could find any evidence of inhibition. My candidate IM4SP19 had a small zone of inhibition when tested against Acinetobacter baylyi. I will continue to research my candidate by performing a Gram stain, acid fast stain, spore stain, and perform a PCR test in hopes of identifying my organism.