Title

The Effect Of Heavy Metals On Bacteria Growth

Author(s)

Riley Branham

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Microbiology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

I will be looking at the growth of bacteria that are resistant to heavy metals when they are introduced to Zinc, Cadmium, or Copper. The bacteria being used are ME4, ME6, CB15, AVE, and DS20. High levels of heavy metals can harm the environment. If these bacteria are able to grow in the presence of these metals, they would provide an option for bioremediation. I am continuing the research of Bianca, a biomedical engineer at USC. The knowledge obtained from this experiment could help us preserve our environment by identifying helpful bacteria to regrow environments as a result of environmental disasters.

Location

Owens 110

Start Date

4-16-2016 1:30 PM

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Apr 16th, 1:30 PM

The Effect Of Heavy Metals On Bacteria Growth

Owens 110

I will be looking at the growth of bacteria that are resistant to heavy metals when they are introduced to Zinc, Cadmium, or Copper. The bacteria being used are ME4, ME6, CB15, AVE, and DS20. High levels of heavy metals can harm the environment. If these bacteria are able to grow in the presence of these metals, they would provide an option for bioremediation. I am continuing the research of Bianca, a biomedical engineer at USC. The knowledge obtained from this experiment could help us preserve our environment by identifying helpful bacteria to regrow environments as a result of environmental disasters.