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  • Termites Create Their Own Antibiotics

    Discovery News - 09/17/2013

    Rebeca Rosengaus also studies termites and is an associate professor in the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences at Northeastern University.

    She told Discovery News: “A variety of insects — both solitary and social — exploit the chemicals of Streptomyces to control parasites and/or pathogens.”

    Based on the latest study, which she said is “well thought out and well presented,” Rosengaus agrees that termites should be added to the list of insects with antibiotic powers.