May 5, 2000
American Chemical Society
For years, scientists have wondered how bacteria that grow in the absence of oxygen (called “anaerobes”) are able to sense oxygen in their environment and swim away from it to avoid death. Now, they have identified an unusual protein that may explain how they do this. The protein could also offer a potential target for the design of new antibiotics and provide insight into the evolution of life, they say.
May Offer Target for Antibiotic Design and Insights Into Evolution of Life
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