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Coral Fights Antibiotic Resistance

The slow decay of coral reefs is a major problem and a signal that we are killing our environment. However, there appears to be one organism that doesn't care all that much or at the very least is hardly affected by the change. A sponge, discovered in a coral reef that was dying as a result of a bacterial infection, appeared to be alive and thriving. As it turns out this particular sponge produced ageliferin, a substance that defends the sponge from harmful microbes. Now researches are working to produce this natural substance to fight drug resistant bacteria.
 
 

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