Event Title

Determination of Proteins Involved in Biofilm Matrix Structure in Variovorax Paradoxus EPS

Presenter Information

Rick Campos

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

College

College of Natural Sciences

Major

Biology

Location

RM 215-218

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Paul Orwin

Start Date

5-27-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

5-27-2014 5:30 PM

Abstract

Variovorax paradoxus EPS is an aerobic, gram-negative -proteobacterium that is found in the soils as well as colonizing the human body. There is little research that has been performed on V. paradoxus regarding biofilms but it is known to include extracellular DNA (eDNA) in the biofilm matrix, along with exopolysaccharides (EPS) and proteins. Through molecular and immunological techniques we will demonstrate the importance of Varpa_407 and Varpa_3832 gene expression in V. paradoxus.

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May 27th, 1:00 PM May 27th, 5:30 PM

Determination of Proteins Involved in Biofilm Matrix Structure in Variovorax Paradoxus EPS

RM 215-218

Variovorax paradoxus EPS is an aerobic, gram-negative -proteobacterium that is found in the soils as well as colonizing the human body. There is little research that has been performed on V. paradoxus regarding biofilms but it is known to include extracellular DNA (eDNA) in the biofilm matrix, along with exopolysaccharides (EPS) and proteins. Through molecular and immunological techniques we will demonstrate the importance of Varpa_407 and Varpa_3832 gene expression in V. paradoxus.