Umbrella Particles: A Novel Antibacterial Arsenal from Soil Bacteria

A Potential Pathway to Understanding Bacterial Interactions and Development of Novel Antibacterial Agents

8 mins
What is it about?

Science and Maths


Streptomyces are soil bacteria known for producing over two-thirds of clinically useful antibiotics. These bacteria are part of a competitive microbial ecosystem, constantly engaging in microbial warfare using various antibacterial substances. The study focuses on a particular antibacterial strategy involving protein complexes known as "umbrella particles."