Tag Archives: Antibiotics

It's a bacterium eat bacterium world

A new paper in mBio describes quorum-sensing system that kills other species. Continue reading

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Microbiology Today: Getting the message out

Microbiology Today: Getting the message out
The Society for General Microbiology (SGM) leads the way on antimicrobial resistance.

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Antibiotic alternatives in food-producing animals

Alternatives to antibiotics are urgently needed in animal agriculture. Continue reading

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Bacteriocins – a viable alternative to antibiotics?

Bacteriocins, antimicrobial peptides produced by certain bacteria, might warrant serious consideration as alternatives to traditional antibiotics. Continue reading

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TB's revenge 

The world is starting to win the war against tuberculosis, but drug-resistant forms pose a new threat. Nature News: http://goo.gl/Ua9c8 #viaGoogle+ Google+: Reshared 1 times Google+: View post on Google+

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Microbiology Today – the free online microbiology magazine

Latest Edition – Antimicrobials Antibiotic discovery: then and now Accessing the biosynthetic potential of Actinobacteria Waging war on fungi – the unknown superbugs Enzybiotics and phages: safe alternatives to antibiotics in the control of food safety Drugs from bugs that … Continue reading

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Bacteria lie, cheat and steal

The growth and success of bacterial populations depends upon the production of extracellular factors that are secreted to perform many functions such as nutrient acquisition, protection from the environment and the creation of enemy-free space. These factors provide a benefit … Continue reading

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For the love of zinc

Zinc is an essential trace element for the growth of most organisms. Quantities of zinc inside cells are highly regulated, as too little zinc does not support growth, while too much zinc is toxic. Numerous bacterial cells require zinc uptake … Continue reading

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Fish Tank Granuloma Caused by Mycobacterium marinum

Mycobacterium marinum is a slow-growing mycobacterium with an optimal growth temperature of 30°C. It most frequently causes skin and soft tissue infections in the extremities. Patients typically show clusters of nodules, ulcers, or verrucous plaques that may centripetally spread from … Continue reading

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