New class of antibiotics Current Affairs, GK & News

New class of antibiotics  Current Affairs, GK & News

Odilorhabdins: New class of antibiotics to fight drug resistance discovered

Researchers have discovered new class of antibiotics called odilorhabdins or ODLs that fights drug resistance. It was produced by symbiotic bacteria found in soil-dwelling nematode worms that colonise insects for food. The bacterium helps to kill insect and secrete antibiotic to keep competing bacteria away. Key Facts Researchers had screened 80 cultured strains of ODL ..