Title

Effects Of Bromate And Chlorite On Escherichia Coli Resistance To Gentamicin

Author(s)

Madeline Kirton

School Name

Dutch Fork High School

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Microbiology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Bromate and chlorite are two byproducts of chemicals used to disinfect water in water treatment plants. By themselves, they are known to have serious affects on humans’ health. As antibacterial resistance becomes more of a pressing issue, the effects of these pollutants should be observed. In this experiment, the effects of chlorite and bromate on the resistance of gentamicin in Escherichia coli are observed. Chlorite and bromate will be introduced The amount of gentamicin needed to kill off the bacteria in the presence of the chemicals will be compared to the control of no added chemicals. It is expected that bromate and chlorite will make E. coli more resistant to the antibiotic. This is because it has been proven to do this in similar experiments. /

Location

Owens 110

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:15 AM

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Apr 16th, 11:15 AM

Effects Of Bromate And Chlorite On Escherichia Coli Resistance To Gentamicin

Owens 110

Bromate and chlorite are two byproducts of chemicals used to disinfect water in water treatment plants. By themselves, they are known to have serious affects on humans’ health. As antibacterial resistance becomes more of a pressing issue, the effects of these pollutants should be observed. In this experiment, the effects of chlorite and bromate on the resistance of gentamicin in Escherichia coli are observed. Chlorite and bromate will be introduced The amount of gentamicin needed to kill off the bacteria in the presence of the chemicals will be compared to the control of no added chemicals. It is expected that bromate and chlorite will make E. coli more resistant to the antibiotic. This is because it has been proven to do this in similar experiments. /