Biology | Genetics | Molecular Biology
Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement
Multidrug-resistant pathogens are the leading cause of nosocomial infection, which killed more than 30,000 people in the United States every year. Among these, ESKAPE strains bugs, which comprise six highly drug-resistant bacteria, pose the greatest challenge to the healthcare system. In order to fight the antibiotic-resistant crises, novel antibiotic-producers must be discovered. 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. Pseudomonas was revealed to produce a zone of inhibition against Bacillus subtilis on LB media. The next step will be isolating the active antibiotic compounds and studying their mode of action.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Tran, Long and Scott, Dr. Lori. "Screening for antibiotic-producers in soil from a garden" (2020). Identifying and Characterizing Novel Antibiotic Producing Microbes From the Soil.