Development of a Tetracycline Resistant Strain of E. coli Sensitive to Ultraviolet Radiation


  • Meredith Joy Reesor Eastern Mennonite University
  • Isaac Joseph King Eastern Mennonite University
  • Jeffrey Copeland Eastern Mennonite University
Keywords: Antibiotic resistance, UV radiation, Tetracycline

Abstract


Multidrug resistance bacteria pose a significant threat to human health and the efforts of the medical community.  Given our reliance on antibiotics for therapeutic treatment of bacterial infections it is imperative to understand the mechanism by which bacteria develop antibiotic resistance.  In the present report we develop a strain of Escherichia coli capable of resisting high levels of tetracycline and other protein synthesis inhibitors.  Furthermore the tetracycline resistant strain is approximately 1/3rd in length and is sensitive to UV radiation.

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Author Biographies

Meredith Joy Reesor, Eastern Mennonite University

Student

Department of Biology

Isaac Joseph King, Eastern Mennonite University

Student

Department of Biology

Jeffrey Copeland, Eastern Mennonite University

Faculty

Department of Biology

Assistant Professor

Published
04-21-2014

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How to Cite
Reesor, M. J., King, I. J., & Copeland, J. (2014). Development of a Tetracycline Resistant Strain of E. coli Sensitive to Ultraviolet Radiation. Journal of Student Research, 3(1), 63-68. Retrieved from https://jofsr.org/index.php/path/article/view/159
Section
Research Articles