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MSU scientists found a new strain of bacteria producing broad-spectrum antibiotic

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MSU scientists found a new strain of bacteria producing broad-spectrum antibiotic


07.02.2017

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Lomonosov Moscow State University scientists found a new strain of lactic–acid bacteria able to produce broad–spectrum antibiotic, according to TASS. Microbiologists applied genetic engineering method for this purpose; they combined cell bodies of two related bacterial strains to derive a new strain with broad antimicrobial spectrum. 

As a result, microbiologists developed a bioconservant of new generation with more efficient probiotic effect compared to other foreign conservants in terms of biology and economics.  

It should be mentioned that the conducted research is highly essential today. At the end of January, mass media reported about a woman who died of bacteria resistant to every available antibiotic. Scientists note that bacteria have mutated and can resist all existing antibiotics with increasing frequency. Nowadays new bacterial strains are being searched. In particular, new strains can be received from people who never lived in a civilized society. 

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