Event Title

Backyard Bacteria

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:45 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Because of the evolution of superbugs, resistant to the most utilized antibiotics, there is a shortage of effective antibiotics available. In order to discover potential new antibiotics that could be effective, I have joined with the Tiny Earth Network to grow the bacteria from soil in my backyard to see what bacteria will grow. Using methods introduced in class, I was able to grow bacteria able to inhibit some common pathogens that are safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens, such as Acinetobacter baylyi. Approximately ten bacterial colonies were of interest, and I was able to narrow down to one that appeared to have the inhibition to A. baylyi.

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The faculty supervisor for this project was Jamie Cunningham, Biology.

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

Backyard Bacteria

CoLab

Because of the evolution of superbugs, resistant to the most utilized antibiotics, there is a shortage of effective antibiotics available. In order to discover potential new antibiotics that could be effective, I have joined with the Tiny Earth Network to grow the bacteria from soil in my backyard to see what bacteria will grow. Using methods introduced in class, I was able to grow bacteria able to inhibit some common pathogens that are safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens, such as Acinetobacter baylyi. Approximately ten bacterial colonies were of interest, and I was able to narrow down to one that appeared to have the inhibition to A. baylyi.