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Scientists identify chemicals in noxious weed that ‘disarm’ deadly bacteria

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Scientists have identified specific compounds from the Brazilian peppertree — a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida — that reduce the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. This research demonstrates that triterpenoid acids in the red berries of the plant ”disarm” dangerous staph bacteria by blocking its ability to produce toxins.

Source: sciencedaily.com

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