Buckholt, Michael Allan
Since its discovery in 1977, Epsilon-Poly-L-Lysine (Epsilon-PL) has been used in a variety of applications. The primary usage of Epsilon-PL currently is as an anti-microbial food additive, though it can be found as a drug delivery carrier, hydrogel, endotoxin remover, biosensor, or disinfectant, among other possibilities. The goal of this project was primarily to investigate whether a particular strain of Streptomyces albulus that allegedly produces Epsilon-Poly-L-Lysine could be used as a future positive control for Epsilon-Poly-L-Lysine production.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Biology and Biotechnology