Event Title

Searching for Antibiotic Producing Bacteria in Backyard Soil

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 1:30 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 2:45 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

As time progresses and bacteria become more and more antibiotic resistant, it is important to continue the search for the next antibiotic producing microbes. This research looks at common backyard soil, and determines if it contains antibiotic producing microbes. This was done by taking the soil and using serial dilution to isolate bacterial colonies. These colonies were separated onto master plates, and then tested against the safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens using a lawn of growth technique. The candidate then underwent metabolic testing and PCR sequencing to classify the genus of the bacteria. The metabolic testing showed how and with what resources the bacteria survives and thrives. Ultimately, this research is important because pathogens are becoming resistant to the antibiotics we do have, and the next promising antibiotic producing bacteria could be living in backyard soil.

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

Searching for Antibiotic Producing Bacteria in Backyard Soil

CoLab

As time progresses and bacteria become more and more antibiotic resistant, it is important to continue the search for the next antibiotic producing microbes. This research looks at common backyard soil, and determines if it contains antibiotic producing microbes. This was done by taking the soil and using serial dilution to isolate bacterial colonies. These colonies were separated onto master plates, and then tested against the safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens using a lawn of growth technique. The candidate then underwent metabolic testing and PCR sequencing to classify the genus of the bacteria. The metabolic testing showed how and with what resources the bacteria survives and thrives. Ultimately, this research is important because pathogens are becoming resistant to the antibiotics we do have, and the next promising antibiotic producing bacteria could be living in backyard soil.