Event Title

Dirtbiotics

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:45 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Due to their overuse in healthcare and agricultural settings antibiotics are becoming less useful in fighting disease as certain microbes gain resistance against them. New antibiotics must be discovered to counter ESKAPE pathogens, bacteria strains which have become resistant to antibiotics. Soil is a great ecosystem for providing bacteria with antimicrobial characteristics as there is heavy competition for the limited resources found within soil. The purpose of this experiment is to isolate any bacteria with antimicrobial characteristics from soil samples found around Johnson County. At this point, one bacterium has been isolated that has antimicrobial effects against safe non-pathogenic bacterial species related to the ESKAPE pathogens.

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May 3rd, 10:30 AM May 3rd, 11:45 AM

Dirtbiotics

CoLab

Due to their overuse in healthcare and agricultural settings antibiotics are becoming less useful in fighting disease as certain microbes gain resistance against them. New antibiotics must be discovered to counter ESKAPE pathogens, bacteria strains which have become resistant to antibiotics. Soil is a great ecosystem for providing bacteria with antimicrobial characteristics as there is heavy competition for the limited resources found within soil. The purpose of this experiment is to isolate any bacteria with antimicrobial characteristics from soil samples found around Johnson County. At this point, one bacterium has been isolated that has antimicrobial effects against safe non-pathogenic bacterial species related to the ESKAPE pathogens.