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CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

3-3-2019 10:30 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Antibiotics are becoming increasingly more difficult to discover. Through the “Tiny Earth” movement my class has been using various samples of soil in the attempt to find new antibiotics. The sample I chose to examine was from the surface of the ground directly outside of my apartment in Overland Park, Kansas. In my sample, there were a couple of potential candidates. These were put through various tests for the discovery of antibiotics. Sample #4 inhibited Bacillus megaterium ESKAPE pathogen and sample #5 inhibited Acinetobacter baylyiI ESKAPE pathogen. Further analysis will include genetic and metabolic characterization of these unknown bacteria.

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May 3rd, 9:00 AM Mar 3rd, 10:30 AM

How soil may save lives

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Antibiotics are becoming increasingly more difficult to discover. Through the “Tiny Earth” movement my class has been using various samples of soil in the attempt to find new antibiotics. The sample I chose to examine was from the surface of the ground directly outside of my apartment in Overland Park, Kansas. In my sample, there were a couple of potential candidates. These were put through various tests for the discovery of antibiotics. Sample #4 inhibited Bacillus megaterium ESKAPE pathogen and sample #5 inhibited Acinetobacter baylyiI ESKAPE pathogen. Further analysis will include genetic and metabolic characterization of these unknown bacteria.