9. Antibiotic-Producing Soil Bacteria in the Arboretum at California State University, Sacramento

Antibiotic-Producing Soil Bacteria in the Arboretum at California State University, Sacramento

Emma Fuller, Anastasiya Popova, Enid Gonzalez-Orta, Ph.D.
California State University, Sacramento

Antibiotic resistance is increasing as time goes on. Approximately two million antibiotic-resistant infections each year and twenty-three thousand people have died from antibiotic resistance. Using Arboretum soil from California State University, Sacramento, we are trying to find potential new antibiotic producers to create new antibiotics.