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Scientists identify chemicals in noxious weed that disarm deadly bacteria

Scientists have identified specific compounds from the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive shrub in Florida -- that reduce the virulence of antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria. This research demonstrates that triterpenoid acids in the red berries of the plant disarm dangerous staph bacteria by blocking its ability to produce toxins.


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