Event Title

Backyard Riches & Resistance

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:45 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

As antibiotic resistance is rising dangerously high throughout the world, this threatens our ability to effectively treat common bacterial diseases. The purpose of this experiment is to sample microbes from a soil environment in search of candidates that may inhibit microbial growth. There can be billions of bacteria in one single gram of soil – specifically in my backyard located in Lenexa, KS. This sample was serially diluted, cultivated and incubated in a lab setting, and ultimately observed for any zones of inhibition. Zones of inhibition may be indicative for the possibility of a new antibiotic. Once potential candidates have been selected, they are tested against common bacterial strains. Further testing is conducted among these strains to determine whether any of the candidates shows antimicrobial activity.

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

Backyard Riches & Resistance

CoLab

As antibiotic resistance is rising dangerously high throughout the world, this threatens our ability to effectively treat common bacterial diseases. The purpose of this experiment is to sample microbes from a soil environment in search of candidates that may inhibit microbial growth. There can be billions of bacteria in one single gram of soil – specifically in my backyard located in Lenexa, KS. This sample was serially diluted, cultivated and incubated in a lab setting, and ultimately observed for any zones of inhibition. Zones of inhibition may be indicative for the possibility of a new antibiotic. Once potential candidates have been selected, they are tested against common bacterial strains. Further testing is conducted among these strains to determine whether any of the candidates shows antimicrobial activity.