Tag : Microbiota

Microbiota of the Skin

By:  Jacob Lucht Purpose: The purpose of this experiment was to determine the type or types of bacteria living in each person’s skin by taking a sample from the nose and plating it on a selective, differential media to culture it and then using polymerase chain reactions to amplify the DNA of the bacteria and gel electrophoresis to determine which type of bacteria was present.   Theory: The human body has a large number of bacterial species living on and […]