Event Title

Investigation of TC19

Start Date

28-4-2022 12:00 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

With the increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria comes the increase in demand for antibiotics. Using what I know about natural bacteria competition found in soil, I set out to find a promising candidate strain that could secrete antibiotics. I dilute the soil sample in order to see antibiotic characteristics in bacterial colonies to later challenge them against relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens. Within this process, I found my candidate of TC19, capable of inhibiting growth of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Enterococcus faecalis. I later found via Gram stain that TC19 is Gram positive. As of the date of the poster symposium, I will have done a PCR and a gel electrophoresis in order to figure out the species.

Comments

The faculty mentor for this project was Angela Consani, Biology.

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Apr 28th, 12:00 PM

Investigation of TC19

With the increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria comes the increase in demand for antibiotics. Using what I know about natural bacteria competition found in soil, I set out to find a promising candidate strain that could secrete antibiotics. I dilute the soil sample in order to see antibiotic characteristics in bacterial colonies to later challenge them against relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens. Within this process, I found my candidate of TC19, capable of inhibiting growth of Staphylococcus epidermidis and Enterococcus faecalis. I later found via Gram stain that TC19 is Gram positive. As of the date of the poster symposium, I will have done a PCR and a gel electrophoresis in order to figure out the species.