Event Title

Hopes of Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Location

CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:45 AM

Document Type

Poster

Description

In a world where there are bacteria all around, there are bacteria that are harmful to us and can become resistant to the antibiotics that have already been made. It has been stated that about 99% of antibiotic producing bacteria come from the soil but only 1% can be used in lab settings. This leaves endless possibilities of discovering new antibiotic producing bacteria that haven’t been touched in the soil in the entire world. In Microbiology Lab 231, personal soil was collected by each student in the class to find possible antibiotic producing bacteria through serial dilution experiments, culturing bacteria that have zones of inhibition, making quadrant streaks to isolate the bacteria, metabolic testing, and sequencing the bacteria to know at least the genus level of it. By doing these experiments, all the students are learning about soil biodiversity. With all the different soils that have been collected, there can be a potential new antibiotic that can help with combating antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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

Hopes of Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

CoLab

In a world where there are bacteria all around, there are bacteria that are harmful to us and can become resistant to the antibiotics that have already been made. It has been stated that about 99% of antibiotic producing bacteria come from the soil but only 1% can be used in lab settings. This leaves endless possibilities of discovering new antibiotic producing bacteria that haven’t been touched in the soil in the entire world. In Microbiology Lab 231, personal soil was collected by each student in the class to find possible antibiotic producing bacteria through serial dilution experiments, culturing bacteria that have zones of inhibition, making quadrant streaks to isolate the bacteria, metabolic testing, and sequencing the bacteria to know at least the genus level of it. By doing these experiments, all the students are learning about soil biodiversity. With all the different soils that have been collected, there can be a potential new antibiotic that can help with combating antibiotic resistant bacteria.