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Pheromones produced by gut bacteria found to kill resistant variants of its own kind

Pheromones produced by gut bacteria found to kill resistant variants of its own kind

  This photomicrograph reveals cocci-shaped Enterococcus sp. bacteria taken from a pneumonia patient. Enterococcus sp. is a common, gram-positive bacterium that can normally be found in the bowel and female genital tract. These bacteria can be spread by fecal-oral transmission, contact with infected body fluids or contact with contaminated surfaces. Credit: CDC/public domain (Phys.org)—A team […]