Biology | Genetics | Microbiology | Molecular Biology | Molecular Genetics
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This project is a collaboration with the Tiny Earth Project Initiative (TEPI), which is a global network of educators and students focused on student sourcing antibiotic discovery from the soil. We researched tester strains B. subtilis and E. coli from the soil isolates obtained. We further verified if the isolates were common antibiotic bacteria. Unfortunately, this project heavily relied on biochemical tests, colony morphology, and Gram stains to reject or fail to reject our hypothesis. Our goal was to discover new antibiotic-producing bacteria that could be beneficial in combating ESKAPE strains. A proper PCR and DNA extraction would be required to identify these unknowns.
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Muniz, Lesly and Scott, Dr. Lori. "Identification of Uncommon Antibiotic-Producing Illinois Soil Isolates" (2020). Identifying and Characterizing Novel Antibiotic Producing Microbes From the Soil.
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