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  • New approach drives bacteria to produce potential antibiotic, antiparasitic compounds

    Cartoon of a giant red magnet drawing up genetic sequences from a pool of genetic sequences. Background is black.

    Researchers used a variety of techniques, including genome mining, to identify bacteria that produce defensive compounds in response to hormone exposure. Their approach will help in the discovery of new antibiotics and other medically useful molecules.

    Graphic by Julie McMahon

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  • Editor’s notes
    To reach Satish Nair, email snair@illinois.edu.  
    The paper “Biochemical basis for the regulation of biosynthesis of antiparasitics by bacterial hormones” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.7554/eLife.57824