Event Title

Candidate #7

Start Date

28-4-2022 10:30 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

There is a growing concern for antibiotic resistance drugs in today's society. Researchers must continue searching for new antibiotics to combat this health crisis. My classmates and I collected soil samples from around our houses for a new species of antibiotic-producing bacteria. Soil microbes have played a massive role in creating antibiotics to help treat infections. We have been using microbes since 1943 when we discovered penicillin on a moldy melon. I collected my soil sample from beside my driveway in Leawood, Kansas. After completing the serial dilution and three master plates, I narrowed it down to one candidate #7 named Karly. Karly has shown signs of inhibition on all tested Safe Relatives. Showing the Greatest inhibition with Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Enterobacter aerogenes, Acinetobacter baylyi, Enterococcus faecalis.

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The faculty mentor for this project was Jamie Cunningham, Biology .

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Apr 28th, 10:30 AM

Candidate #7

There is a growing concern for antibiotic resistance drugs in today's society. Researchers must continue searching for new antibiotics to combat this health crisis. My classmates and I collected soil samples from around our houses for a new species of antibiotic-producing bacteria. Soil microbes have played a massive role in creating antibiotics to help treat infections. We have been using microbes since 1943 when we discovered penicillin on a moldy melon. I collected my soil sample from beside my driveway in Leawood, Kansas. After completing the serial dilution and three master plates, I narrowed it down to one candidate #7 named Karly. Karly has shown signs of inhibition on all tested Safe Relatives. Showing the Greatest inhibition with Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Enterobacter aerogenes, Acinetobacter baylyi, Enterococcus faecalis.