Date of Submission

Fall 2023

Academic Program


Project Advisor 1

Brooke Jude

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This experiment aimed to identify a yellow strain of bacteria found growing alongside two different violacein-producing bacterial strains (JB453 and JB178) found in water sources in upstate New York and to figure out if there is a reason that they grow together. This involved isolating the violacein-producing strains from the yellow bacteria in the two cultures. Both the yellow and violacein-producing strains were Gram-stained and isolated for genomic DNA, which was then sequenced for the whole genome, all for the purpose of identifying what the bacteria was. We found that both of the yellow strains were similar kinds of Flavobacterium sp., and the violacein-producing strains were different. They were found to be Janthinobacterium sp. and Iodobacter sp., most likely. Finally, a modified Kirby-Bauer assay was done to examine a possible co-dependence factor, and the results suggest there is no virulence of our strains together or separate against Klebsiella sp, Bacillus subtilis, and Staphylococcus epidermidis.

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