Title

Isolation and identification of wine production waste microbes.

Poster Number

6

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

When it comes to consumption products, sanitation is a concern in every aspect of production. Many industries today strive to restrict levels of contamination in both their products as well as waste in order to meet optimal environmental and health standards. In the Van Ruiten-Taylor Winery, waste products emit an unusual odor possibly linked to bacterial growth. In order to assign proper disposal methods, we must identify the bacteria present. This can be achieved through a series of tests. Using the Gram Stain technique, we determined most of the bacteria present in the samples given to us by the winery to be gram-negative. Tests for oxidase activity revealed that most of the bacteria were oxidase-negative. This information along with results from API20 experiments allows us to determine the identities of several of the microbes. This information will provide the Van Ruiten-Taylor Winery with insight helpful towards development of safe disposal and treatment methods.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

26-4-2003 9:00 AM

End Date

26-4-2003 5:00 PM

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Isolation and identification of wine production waste microbes.

Pacific Geosciences Center

When it comes to consumption products, sanitation is a concern in every aspect of production. Many industries today strive to restrict levels of contamination in both their products as well as waste in order to meet optimal environmental and health standards. In the Van Ruiten-Taylor Winery, waste products emit an unusual odor possibly linked to bacterial growth. In order to assign proper disposal methods, we must identify the bacteria present. This can be achieved through a series of tests. Using the Gram Stain technique, we determined most of the bacteria present in the samples given to us by the winery to be gram-negative. Tests for oxidase activity revealed that most of the bacteria were oxidase-negative. This information along with results from API20 experiments allows us to determine the identities of several of the microbes. This information will provide the Van Ruiten-Taylor Winery with insight helpful towards development of safe disposal and treatment methods.