THE GUT MICROBIOME OF DEEP-SEA FISH IS A POTENTIAL TREASURE TROVE FOR ANTIMICROBIALS

  27 October 2022

Down in the depths of the ocean, scientists believe they may have discovered a treasure trove. Not a sunken chest filled with gold coins and lost riches, but perhaps something even more valuable. A soon to be published study has revealed that the gut microbiomes of deep-sea fish are teeming with new antimicrobial molecules that could fight common foodborne infections. The findings shed a new light on this previously untapped resource and could one day pave the way for new antimicrobial medicines.

Further reading: Microbiology Society
Author(s): Microbiology Society
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