Event Title

The Soil Could Save Us!

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 1:15 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

We need new antibiotics! The antibiotics being currently used are becoming more and more resistant, meaning they are not as effective as they once were against pathogens, not effective at all, or soon will stop being effective. In the search for new antibiotic-producing bacteria, soil samples were collected from Belton, MO. This soil was selected because it used to be a productive garden and is watered by pond drain off. The pond is filled by rainwater. However, no usable samples were used to screen. Another soil sample was collected from a back yard in Olathe, KS. None of the colonies identified inhibited the ESKAPE pathogen relatives. Therefore, for the rest of the project, other potential candidates will be used that were discovered by other classmates. These candidates will be identified and characterized using genetic and metabolic methods.

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May 3rd, 12:00 PM May 3rd, 1:15 PM

The Soil Could Save Us!

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We need new antibiotics! The antibiotics being currently used are becoming more and more resistant, meaning they are not as effective as they once were against pathogens, not effective at all, or soon will stop being effective. In the search for new antibiotic-producing bacteria, soil samples were collected from Belton, MO. This soil was selected because it used to be a productive garden and is watered by pond drain off. The pond is filled by rainwater. However, no usable samples were used to screen. Another soil sample was collected from a back yard in Olathe, KS. None of the colonies identified inhibited the ESKAPE pathogen relatives. Therefore, for the rest of the project, other potential candidates will be used that were discovered by other classmates. These candidates will be identified and characterized using genetic and metabolic methods.