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General Science => General Science => Topic started by: thedoc on 06/06/2012 17:16:10

Title: Can we get antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs from soil?
Post by: thedoc on 06/06/2012 17:16:10
Surprising as it sounds, the majority of antibiotic drugs actually come from microbes themselves, particularly Streptomyces bacteria which naturally live in the soil.  Strathclyde University’s Paul Hoskisson studies these bugs to understand their metabolism, how they grow, and looks for new antimicrobial agents...
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