Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Abstract

ε-poly-L-lysine (ePL) is a biopolymer that has potential uses in a variety of fields including medicine, bioelectronics, and the food industry (as a food preservative). The goal of this project was to obtained ePL producing bacteria or fungi from soils suspected to be polluted by heavy metals, including chromates. The project concentrated on testing all the soil samples collected for chromium and testing the specificity of the method of Itzhaki (a method to measure concentrations of ePL).

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2008

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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