Searching for Antimicrobial Activities in Soil Bacteria: The Biochemical Test Results For My Isolates

Title

Searching for Antimicrobial Activities in Soil Bacteria: The Biochemical Test Results For My Isolates

Authors

Presenter(s)

Ibrahim Khaleel Alsulaimani

Comments

This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process. Course: BIO 411L

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Description

In the BIO 411L course, I participated in a research project to look for bacteria from soil that have antimicrobial activities. To characterize the bacterial isolates, I performed identification experiments based on their biochemical abilities. These experiments include Gram staining to distinguish between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Additional experiments include differentiation on the basis of (1) their metabolic activities through protein, carbohydrate and enzyme production and utilization; (2) erythrocyte lysis analysis; and (3) catalase test. In addition to learning about these biochemical assays, I also learned about how common contamination was in microbiology lab and how contamination could interfere with our experimental results.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Course Project

Primary Advisor

Laura Marie McFarland, Yvonne Y. Sun

Primary Advisor's Department

Biology

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, College of Arts and Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Quality Education

Searching for Antimicrobial Activities in Soil Bacteria: The Biochemical Test Results For My Isolates

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