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Gut Microbes May Be Harmed by Common Herbicide

News   Nov 23, 2020 | Original story from the University of Turku

 
Gut Microbes May Be Harmed by Common Herbicide

In glyphosate-sensitive bacteria, the EPSPS enzyme in the shikimate pathway is blocked by glyphosate and the essential aromatic amino acids are not produced. Glyphosate-resistant bacteria are not affected by the herbicide. In the human core gut microbiome, 54% of bacterial species are potentially sensitive to glyphosate. Credit: Pere Puigbò.

 
 
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