Spore forming bacteria reveal nanomachinery secrets
Spore forming bacteria are among the most pathogenic and resilient organisms on earth. Responsible for diseases such as anthrax and botulism, these bacteria are also the cause of recurring infections in hospitals that are proving, in an era of antimicrobial resistance, almost impossible to eradicate.
Bacterial spores are inert making them also resistant to antibiotic attack and common sterilisation methods.
It’s perhaps no surprise then that microbiologists like Dr Chris Rodrigues, from the UTS ithree institute, are focusing their research on the molecular machinery responsible for bacterial spore development.
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