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The antibiotic crisis is a growing concern as more and more diseases are becoming untreatable due to antibiotic resistance. Of all antibiotic resistant bacteria, the ESKAPE strains are the most dangerous because of their association with higher mortality rates and multidrug resistance. In this study, ESKAPE-like strains will be studied as they are similar to the ESKAPE strains and provide comparable data in a safe manner. Soil samples are evaluated to test the presence of any microbes that may be antibiotic producers. This project is in collaboration with the Tiny Earth Project Initiative (TEPI), which is a global network of educators and students focused on student sourcing antibiotic discovery from soil. Two antibiotic producing strains were confirmed, sequenced, and identified using the BLAST database.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Ephrem, Rediat and Scott, Dr. Lori. "Antibiotic Producing Microbes Found in Soil" (2020). Identifying and Characterizing Novel Antibiotic Producing Microbes From the Soil.