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NEW ANTIBIOTIC EXTRACTED FROM MARINE MICROBE


New Antibiotic Extracted from Marine Microbe

The emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteriais a major threat to humans around the globe,

Micrograph of Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloco...

Micrograph of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (Photo credit: NIAID)

but doctors may soon have another weapon in their arsenal, a compound dubbed anthracimycin. Extracted from a marine bacterium of the genus Streptomyces found in sediments off the coast of California, the new antibiotic compound appears to effectively kill anthrax and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). More… Discuss
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