Title

Identification of Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria that Inhibit Staphylococcus Aureus

Date of Award

4-19-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Biology

First Reader

Dr. Ruth Plymale

Second Reader

Dr. Tim Knight

Third Reader

Dr. Doug Reed

Abstract

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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