Combinatorial Chemistry Lab C - Conducting a Kirby-Bauer Analysis

Unit 7: Advanced Techniques in Biotechnology
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: Students will test mixtures for antibiotic activity, isolate the individual compound(s) which possess antibiotic properties and screen the mixtures by utilizing techniques used to conduct a Kirby-Bauer Assay.

Big Idea: The Kirby Bauer Assay ability to both identify new potential antimicrobial compounds and identify the presence of antibiotic resistance makes it a valuable research tool.

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