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Insect Microbiomes May be a Rich Source of Antibiotics

News   Feb 01, 2019 | Original Story by Eric Hamilton for the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

 
Insect Microbiomes May be a Rich Source of Antibiotics

A Cyphomyrmex ant. These fungus-growing ants harbored a microbe that made the newly discovered antibiotic cyphomycin. Credit: Alex Wild.

 
 
 

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