Event Title

Searching for Antibiotic Producing Bacteria

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 1:15 PM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise and research in finding new antibiotics is extremely important. Most antibiotics are found in the soil so for the project soil was collected then tested. The first step after collecting soil is to isolate the bacteria. To do this a serial dilution plate is made. After that a master plate is created and then a quadrant streak plate is made from the colony that is being tested. After the isolation process is complete more testing is needed. The bacteria is tested for zones of inhibition against safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens, which are the leading cause of disease and infection throughout the world. Next metabolic testing will be done to find the biochemistry of the organism. Then the bacteria will be sent off for sequencing to know at least the genus of the organism.

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

Searching for Antibiotic Producing Bacteria

CoLab

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise and research in finding new antibiotics is extremely important. Most antibiotics are found in the soil so for the project soil was collected then tested. The first step after collecting soil is to isolate the bacteria. To do this a serial dilution plate is made. After that a master plate is created and then a quadrant streak plate is made from the colony that is being tested. After the isolation process is complete more testing is needed. The bacteria is tested for zones of inhibition against safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens, which are the leading cause of disease and infection throughout the world. Next metabolic testing will be done to find the biochemistry of the organism. Then the bacteria will be sent off for sequencing to know at least the genus of the organism.