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CoLab

Start Date

3-5-2019 10:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 11:45 AM

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Bacteria and mold have defense mechanisms that can be seen as a "zone of inhibition" when they produce antibiotics to keep competitors from growing in their space. These zones have been identified around a strain of the bacteria Brevibacillaus laterosporus when grown competitively with E. coli and Enterobacter aerogenes. This strain was previously isolated by a JCCC microbiology student. The goal of this research project, as part of the Tiny Earth initiative, is to extract and isolate the antibiotic produced by this bacterium.

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

Straining Dirt: Saving Lives

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Bacteria and mold have defense mechanisms that can be seen as a "zone of inhibition" when they produce antibiotics to keep competitors from growing in their space. These zones have been identified around a strain of the bacteria Brevibacillaus laterosporus when grown competitively with E. coli and Enterobacter aerogenes. This strain was previously isolated by a JCCC microbiology student. The goal of this research project, as part of the Tiny Earth initiative, is to extract and isolate the antibiotic produced by this bacterium.