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Can the strong get stronger? A laboratory investigation of natural selection for antimicrobial resistance
Arthur Vining Davis High Impact Fellows Projects
  • Tracie M Ivy, Wofford College
  • Natalie W. Spivey, Wofford College
  • Sarah Grace Keaveany, Wofford College
  • Elizabeth Ramsey, Wofford College
  • Patrick Sellars, Dorman High School
  • Deborah Stripling, Chesnee High School
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2013
Abstract
The students, Sarah Grace Keaveany and Elizabeth Ramsey, completed original research with to investigate 1) standing variation among common bacterial species (Escherichia coli and Stapholococcus epidermidis) in the amount of resistance to triclosan, a common anti-microbial used in hand washes; and 2) the capacity for these bacteria to develop increased resistance to triclosan through selection. The students have developed lab modules based on this research. One module includes a wet lab, where students will culture their own bacteria. The other module allows students to obtain data from photographs of bacterial plates in lieu of a wet lab component.
Citation Information
Tracie M Ivy, Natalie W. Spivey, Sarah Grace Keaveany, Elizabeth Ramsey, et al.. "Can the strong get stronger? A laboratory investigation of natural selection for antimicrobial resistance" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabethgramsey/1/