Identification of Soil Bacteria by 16S Sequencing

Ethan Hess

Presentation Time: April 28, 3:00pm – 3:30


Antibiotic resistance is a large and growing problem. Since most current antibiotics are produced by soil bacteria, identifying soil bacteria that might produce novel antibiotics could help with drug discovery. As a continuation of a project begun in BIOL 350, we isolated 18 bacterial strains from soil samples, identified them by 16S sequence, and are screening them for antibacterial properties.

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