Presenter Information

Milan PatelFollow

Major

Biology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2023

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Burkholderia cenocepacia is an opportunistic pathogen that commonly forms biofilms in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. The bacteria's unique morphotypes, including studded, ruffed spreader, and wrinkly, have been shown to differ in fitness, biofilm production, and other characteristics. However, it is unclear how these different strains interact in mixed cultures. In this study, we aim to assess the interactions between morphologically different B. cenocepacia strains in mixed cultures and determine if they may exhibit a synergistic or antagonistic relationship. Our results may shed light on the interactions that underlying B. cenocepacia morphotypes display when grown in mixed culture.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Caroline Turner

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Interactions Displayed by Burkholderia cenocepacia Morphotypes When Grown in Mixed Cultures

Burkholderia cenocepacia is an opportunistic pathogen that commonly forms biofilms in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. The bacteria's unique morphotypes, including studded, ruffed spreader, and wrinkly, have been shown to differ in fitness, biofilm production, and other characteristics. However, it is unclear how these different strains interact in mixed cultures. In this study, we aim to assess the interactions between morphologically different B. cenocepacia strains in mixed cultures and determine if they may exhibit a synergistic or antagonistic relationship. Our results may shed light on the interactions that underlying B. cenocepacia morphotypes display when grown in mixed culture.