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CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 1:15 PM

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Healthy and diverse soil can contain antibiotic producing bacteria. It is currently a crucial time to search for new antibiotics because the overuse of antibiotics has turned into us into an era of increasing antibiotic resistance. It has been over 30 years since a new class of antibiotics have been discovered and antibiotic resistance is on the rise. This is why scientists have turned back to looking for new antibiotics in soil populations. This project explores several different methods of testing and screening soil from a garden for antibiotic producing bacteria in hopes of discovering a new antibiotic. Additionally, the paper goes over many different methods to determine the shape and arrangement of the soil bacteria. Key words: serial dilution, antibiotic resistance, zone of inhibition.

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

Garden soil antibiotics

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Healthy and diverse soil can contain antibiotic producing bacteria. It is currently a crucial time to search for new antibiotics because the overuse of antibiotics has turned into us into an era of increasing antibiotic resistance. It has been over 30 years since a new class of antibiotics have been discovered and antibiotic resistance is on the rise. This is why scientists have turned back to looking for new antibiotics in soil populations. This project explores several different methods of testing and screening soil from a garden for antibiotic producing bacteria in hopes of discovering a new antibiotic. Additionally, the paper goes over many different methods to determine the shape and arrangement of the soil bacteria. Key words: serial dilution, antibiotic resistance, zone of inhibition.