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Fusarium

Fusarium

May 10th – Fusarium is a large genus of filamentous fungi, part of a group often referred to as hyphomycetes, widely distributed in soil and associated with plants. Most species are harmless saprobes, and are relatively abundant members of the soil microbial community. Some species produce mycotoxins in cereal crops that can affect human and …

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Penicillin

Penicillin

March 6th – Technically, all that penicillin does is to inhibit the enzyme transpeptidase in gram-positive bacteria preventing the crosslinking of the peptidoglycan polymers and impairing the generation of cellular walls. But that is enough to change the world! It is commonly known that Scottish scientist Alexander Fleming discovered the antibacterial effects of Penicillium (from …

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