Identification of Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria that Inhibit Staphylococcus Aureus
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Dr. Ruth Plymale
Dr. Tim Knight
Dr. Doug Reed
Antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections by the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus are becoming an increasing issue as the pathogen develops in its ability to adapt into more resistant strains of itself. In this experiment, soil bacteria were plated against a Staphylococcus aureus background to observe the zone of inhibition produced. Nine out of sixteen bacteria produced a zone of inhibition signaling the ability of these soil bacteria to produce antibiotics against Staphylococcus aureus.
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Gallagher, Grace and Plymale, Ruth, "Identification of Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria that Inhibit Staphylococcus Aureus" (2021). Honors Theses. 826.