Lab Report On Enterococcus Faecium

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Lab-experiment immunity and bacteria- How do they react?

Research question: How does the bacteria Enterococcus Faecium SF 68 demonstrate resistance against the following antibiotics: Oxacillin, Climdacylin, Penicillin-G, Amikacin, Lincocymin, Erythromycin, Cephazolin, Mezlocillin ?

Terminology used:

Bacterium: Singular form of bacteria, one single individual. A bacterium an organism that possesses one single cell and is very adaptable to most environments. A bacterium contains only a single chromosome, but posses more sections of DNA known as plasmids, that are spreading all around the bacteria in an area called the cytoplasm.
A bacterium is classified as a Prokaryote. A bacterium grows best when the temperature of its environment is around approximately 37 degrees.

Bacteria: Plural of the word bacterium, two or more bacterium.

Enterococcus Faecium: A bacterium that is known to live inside our intestines. It is part of the
Genus Enterococcus. Its form is round and spherical.

Background:

Aim/Purpose of the experiment:

The aim of this experiment is for us to research and find about whether the Enterococcus Faecium bacterium has developed any immunity or resistance against the eight antibiotics that we will test in this experiment, to see whether they react at all and if yes, if they are reacting against the bacterium and are developing an immunity whatsoever, that helps to contain an outbreak of the said bacterium.

Antibiotica that will probably work:

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