Event Title

Candidate 6

Start Date

28-4-2022 1:30 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

This project is about the discovery of a gram positive coccus shaped bacteria, which is very unusual when dealing with soil samples. On the plate, the morphology of the organism is small, round, flat, and white. This sample was collected from Big Eleven Lake in the Wyandotte County area on January 29, 2022. The type of soil I would say I have is silty because it is smooth when you touch it and it leaves dirt behind on your skin. I was able to determine that there is six different species in my soil sample. I chose 3 different species from a master plate (candidate 1, 3, & 6) to test on 6 different ESKAPE pathogens: Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Acinetobacter baylyi, Pseudomonas putida, and Enterobacter aerogenes. Out of all three candidates screened, candidate 6 had the best results because it was the only one to inhibit growth. As of right now, it looks like it has antibiotic production from Acinetobacter baylyi. I am doing further testing on my candidate to see if any other ESPAKE pathogens have antibiotic production.

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The faculty mentor for this project was Matt Ducote, Biology.

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Apr 28th, 1:30 PM

Candidate 6

This project is about the discovery of a gram positive coccus shaped bacteria, which is very unusual when dealing with soil samples. On the plate, the morphology of the organism is small, round, flat, and white. This sample was collected from Big Eleven Lake in the Wyandotte County area on January 29, 2022. The type of soil I would say I have is silty because it is smooth when you touch it and it leaves dirt behind on your skin. I was able to determine that there is six different species in my soil sample. I chose 3 different species from a master plate (candidate 1, 3, & 6) to test on 6 different ESKAPE pathogens: Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Acinetobacter baylyi, Pseudomonas putida, and Enterobacter aerogenes. Out of all three candidates screened, candidate 6 had the best results because it was the only one to inhibit growth. As of right now, it looks like it has antibiotic production from Acinetobacter baylyi. I am doing further testing on my candidate to see if any other ESPAKE pathogens have antibiotic production.