Title

Determining The Ability Of Pseudomonas Fluorescens To Develop Into Bacterial Biofilm On Various Mediums

Author(s)

Roann Abdeladl

School Name

Greenville Technical Charter High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Microbiology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

1st Place

Abstract

Bacterial biofilms can prove helpful in water purification or nutrient cycling but can also prove harmful as they can cause persistent infections in humans and clog pipes or medical devices. The purpose of this project is to test the ability of biofilm to form on different surfaces; utilizing a “model” bacteria similar to the one which forms into biofilm, I will test the ability of bacterial biofilm to grow on glass slides, as well as everyday surfaces like steel, polyester, and different fabrics. Upon completion of the experiment, one can implement the acquired data and discover which mediums must be properly maintained to prevent formation of bacterial biofilm, and once can apply this knowledge to other areas of microbiology.

Location

Owens 110

Start Date

4-16-2016 11:45 AM

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Apr 16th, 11:45 AM

Determining The Ability Of Pseudomonas Fluorescens To Develop Into Bacterial Biofilm On Various Mediums

Owens 110

Bacterial biofilms can prove helpful in water purification or nutrient cycling but can also prove harmful as they can cause persistent infections in humans and clog pipes or medical devices. The purpose of this project is to test the ability of biofilm to form on different surfaces; utilizing a “model” bacteria similar to the one which forms into biofilm, I will test the ability of bacterial biofilm to grow on glass slides, as well as everyday surfaces like steel, polyester, and different fabrics. Upon completion of the experiment, one can implement the acquired data and discover which mediums must be properly maintained to prevent formation of bacterial biofilm, and once can apply this knowledge to other areas of microbiology.