Event Title

Soil screening and the search for new antibiotics

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:45 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

This study explored the possibility of finding antibiotics in the soil by using a sample of soil collected in Overland Park, Kansas. The soil was used to investigate bacterial growth, and the colonies that grew from the sample were used to observe the development of zones of inhibition when they were put in contact with the safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens. The study was linked to the Small World Initiative, performed in the JCCC microbiology lab and used techniques like serial dilution, the development of a master plate and antibiotic screening. From the soil, 12 samples of bacteria were separated in a master plate and, from those, one sample developed zones of inhibition when put in contact with Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis.

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

Soil screening and the search for new antibiotics

CoLab

This study explored the possibility of finding antibiotics in the soil by using a sample of soil collected in Overland Park, Kansas. The soil was used to investigate bacterial growth, and the colonies that grew from the sample were used to observe the development of zones of inhibition when they were put in contact with the safe relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens. The study was linked to the Small World Initiative, performed in the JCCC microbiology lab and used techniques like serial dilution, the development of a master plate and antibiotic screening. From the soil, 12 samples of bacteria were separated in a master plate and, from those, one sample developed zones of inhibition when put in contact with Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis.