Phazolicin: A new antibiotic discovered
Published: October 14, 2019
A new naturally produced antibiotic Phazolicin has been discovered by scientists, which is produced by an unidentified rizhobium bacteria. The bacteria has been extracted from the roots of wild beans called Phaseolus Vulgaris found in tropical forests of Mexico. It can also be used as a plant probiotic as it prevents the roots of plants from attack of harmul bacteria. It can help growing sturdy plants which are resistant against bacterial attacks. The existence of the bacteria was predicted using computer systems and was confirmed later on in laboratory.