Searching for Antimicrobial Activities in Soil Bacteria: The Biochemical Test Results For My Isolates
Ibrahim Khaleel Alsulaimani
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.
Laura Marie McFarland, Yvonne Y. Sun
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
"Searching for Antimicrobial Activities in Soil Bacteria: The Biochemical Test Results For My Isolates" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2134.