Event Title

Soil vs. Antibiotic Resistance

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 1:15 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Bacteria can be seen as extremely harmful by making you sick, leading to infections and spoiling food, but the good bacteria such as the one that break down nutrients in the body, far outweigh the bad. The soil is a great host for bacteria, in a teaspoon of soil there can be as much as 1 billion bacteria. With the growing concern of antibiotic resistance, I turned to the soil to find a new antibiotic. My sample was found in Olathe, KS the day after a rainfall, I decided to gather my sample from my backyard. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any bacteria from my sample that inhibited the ESKAPE pathogens luckily, I was able to adopt a potentially candidate from a classmate that did inhibit one of the pathogens. I will be using metabolic and genetic methods, such as PCR and Gel electrophoresis, in order to characterize my bacteria sample.

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

Soil vs. Antibiotic Resistance

CoLab

Bacteria can be seen as extremely harmful by making you sick, leading to infections and spoiling food, but the good bacteria such as the one that break down nutrients in the body, far outweigh the bad. The soil is a great host for bacteria, in a teaspoon of soil there can be as much as 1 billion bacteria. With the growing concern of antibiotic resistance, I turned to the soil to find a new antibiotic. My sample was found in Olathe, KS the day after a rainfall, I decided to gather my sample from my backyard. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any bacteria from my sample that inhibited the ESKAPE pathogens luckily, I was able to adopt a potentially candidate from a classmate that did inhibit one of the pathogens. I will be using metabolic and genetic methods, such as PCR and Gel electrophoresis, in order to characterize my bacteria sample.