Could HORSE MANURE develop a new generation of antibiotics? Mushrooms on dung could be effective at killing bacteria
- Substance, known as copsin, can be found on the gray shag mushroom
- Scientists say that copsin has the same effect as traditional antibiotics
- It belongs to a different type of biochemical family because it is a protein
- As well as antibiotics, it may also be possible to use copsin in the food industry to tackle pathogens such as Listeria
ARE WE FINALLY WINNING THE WAR AGAINST SUPERBUGS?