Event Title

The Searching of Soil Samples for Inhibitory Effects of Antibiotics

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 10:15 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), antimicrobial resistance is present is every country around the world. Antimicrobial resistance is the result of microbes encountering an antibiotic and genetically adapting to resist that antibiotic. This is cause for concern because it is limiting the successful usage of antibiotics to treat common diseases. The purpose of this project was to test a soil sample from the Johnson County Community College campus against safe bacterial strains with hopes of finding a possible inhibitory antibiotic. After diluting the soil sample and testing it against the safe strains provided in the lab, NG5SP19 shows possible inhibition against the safe strains Enterococcus faecalis and Acinetobacter baylyi. My goal is that further testing will provide more definite answers on NG5SP19’s inhibition against E. faecalis and A. baylyi, also possibly provide information on the similarities between these two strains that would allow the same antibiotic to inhibit them both.

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May 3rd, 9:00 AM May 3rd, 10:15 AM

The Searching of Soil Samples for Inhibitory Effects of Antibiotics

CoLab

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), antimicrobial resistance is present is every country around the world. Antimicrobial resistance is the result of microbes encountering an antibiotic and genetically adapting to resist that antibiotic. This is cause for concern because it is limiting the successful usage of antibiotics to treat common diseases. The purpose of this project was to test a soil sample from the Johnson County Community College campus against safe bacterial strains with hopes of finding a possible inhibitory antibiotic. After diluting the soil sample and testing it against the safe strains provided in the lab, NG5SP19 shows possible inhibition against the safe strains Enterococcus faecalis and Acinetobacter baylyi. My goal is that further testing will provide more definite answers on NG5SP19’s inhibition against E. faecalis and A. baylyi, also possibly provide information on the similarities between these two strains that would allow the same antibiotic to inhibit them both.