Delftia’s secrets: gold, mouthwash, and toxins


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
4:00pm to 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-04-11 16:00:00 2018-04-11 16:00:00 Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library


Event Description

The final event of the Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge — Where Did We Find Delftia?

We searched for the bacterial organism Delftia acidovorans around campus and used its ‘gold gene’ to track it down. Delftia also has a unique genetic sequence that may be involved in resistance to an ingredient in common mouthwashes. However, understanding Delftia’s secrets is not simple. We will discuss the genetic complexities of this microbe, what we've learned, and what we can still learn by studying how some of Delftia’s genes vary in nature.

Curious for more? Visit our previous Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenges at


Contact Information

Danica Lewis

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public!

Where is Delftia?