Honors Theses

Advisor

Justin C. Biffinger, Ph.D.

Department

Chemistry

Publication Date

4-1-2019

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Abstract

When plating most mesophilic bacteria, the colony shape, size, and color tends to be uniform when a single strain is present. When plating defined cell densities of T. scotoductus, however, the colonies were not of uniform size and shape while it grew on the surface. In this project, we sought to observe trends in colony morphology (shape and size) changes using the thermophile Thermus scotoductus on nutrient rich agar plates at 60°C. A general planktonic growth curve was also created to help characterize the activity of this bacterium. This project was our first attempt to characterize if this unusual phenomenon is statistically significant at a 95% confidence and ultimately a distance between colonies to colony size correlation is predictable.

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Disciplines

Chemistry


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Chemistry Commons

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