25. Effects of Culture Conditions on Antibiotic Producing Soil Bacteria

Effects of Culture Conditions on Antibiotic Producing Soil Bacteria

Cade Wizceb, Taehyun Choi, Katherine Anton, Victor Kaufmann
University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Currently, modern medicine is facing an increasingly difficult challenge: bacteria are developing an immunity to more and more antibiotic medication. Antibiotic resistance does not take long to develop, for example, Penicillin was released to the public in 1941 and a resistant strain of bacteria was identified in 1942 (CDC, 2020). The rapid appearance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria shows us the need for more antibiotics that can be produced effectively. A Pseudomonas sp was identified to produce an antibiotic against both A. baylyi and P. putida. The goal of this study is to find how to produce this antibiotic most effectively, and to identify new antibiotics that are not in current use in the medical field. CDC. (2020, March 13). About Antibiotic Resistance. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/about.html