Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Abstract

The growing number of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria is a serious issue that must be addressed. New antibiotics need to be found to prevent a global epidemic. Soil bacteria isolates from the Microbes to Molecules (BB2905) course were identified and their products were purified and analyzed. We developed an identification pipeline for antibiotic discovery to proceed from the BB2905 course. We extracted and analyzed an antibiotic extract from two of the bacterial isolates using this pipeline.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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