Event Title

Antibiotic producing bacteria cultured from Western Kansas

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:45 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

Antibiotics are arguably the most frequently prescribed medication in today’s day and age. They are powerful drugs used to combat pathogenic bacteria and everyone living in a developed nation has taken at least one antibiotic drug in their lifetime. As a result of our overuse of antibiotics, the naturally occurring process of antibiotic resistance has accelerated amongst deadly pathogenic species of bacteria. Because of this, antibiotic resistance has become one of the biggest threats to global health to this day. To combat this, I have been conducting screenings of potential antibiotic producing bacteria from soil sampled from Overland Park, Kansas. After selecting a dozen potential candidates, they were screened against safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens (pathogens that are resistant to all antibiotics currently available). After performing serial dilutions, master plating, and quadrant streak plating to isolate one bacterial species. The selected species will be used in metabolic testing and undergo sequencing to identify genus level of

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Antibiotic producing bacteria cultured from Western Kansas

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Antibiotics are arguably the most frequently prescribed medication in today’s day and age. They are powerful drugs used to combat pathogenic bacteria and everyone living in a developed nation has taken at least one antibiotic drug in their lifetime. As a result of our overuse of antibiotics, the naturally occurring process of antibiotic resistance has accelerated amongst deadly pathogenic species of bacteria. Because of this, antibiotic resistance has become one of the biggest threats to global health to this day. To combat this, I have been conducting screenings of potential antibiotic producing bacteria from soil sampled from Overland Park, Kansas. After selecting a dozen potential candidates, they were screened against safe relatives of ESKAPE pathogens (pathogens that are resistant to all antibiotics currently available). After performing serial dilutions, master plating, and quadrant streak plating to isolate one bacterial species. The selected species will be used in metabolic testing and undergo sequencing to identify genus level of