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In nature, antibiotics are produced by organisms to deter and possibly communicate with other organisms. The use of antibiotics to treat infections revolutionized medicine, but bacteria and fungal pathogens become resistant due to the overuse of these medications. A potential solution is to search for novel antibiotics produced by soil bacteria. Bacteria gene expression patterns, including antibiotic production, are different under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. The objective of this research project was to identify soil bacteria that produce antibiotics that inhibit the growth of benign relatives of the ESKAPE pathogens under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. A secondary objective was to adapt the results for a microbiology course-based research experience in the School of Life Sciences.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Antibiotics;Drug resistance in microorganisms;
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Paaaina-Daquioag, Cierra and Kerr, Debra, "Antibiotic Production of Facultative Anaerobic Bacteria from Soil Isolates" (2022). Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters. 124.
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