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Characterization of plants with antibiotic activity by chemical, biological and traditional knowledge approaches

Research Theme
Agriculture, Food and Environment
Lead Researcher
Dr. Sophie Kernéis
Duration of Project
Project Description

The Plant Antibiotic Program at Lethbridge College is using its unique plant extract library to find new antibiotics to support farmers in Alberta.  Since December 2018 farmers can no longer use antibiotics as feed additives to raise cattle, poultry or pork. Our project focuses on the chemical characterization of the plant extracts, a novel testing method using morphology, and works with local First Nation communities to find new antibiotics.