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Microbes in Fishes’ Slimy Mucus Coating Could Lead to New Antibiotic Drugs

By Sandra Loesgen, Oregon State University One day in the future, you may take a pill to treat an illness – and owe your recovery to the tiny microbes that flourish in the slippery layer of mucus that coats fishes. It is critically important to find the next generation of antibiotics. The incidence of bacterial infections resistant to current antibiotics

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