Thursday, August 28, 2014

Synthesis produces new fungus-derived antibiotic

A fortuitous collaboration has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic. The laboratory recreation of a fungus-derived antibiotic, viridicatumtoxin B, may someday help bolster the fight against bacteria that evolve resistance to treatments in hospitals and clinics around the world.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily


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