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New antibiotic “Selvamicin” discovered in Costa Rica produced by ant-associated bacteria

A new antibiotic with antifungal properties was discovered in Costa Rica by investigators of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Harvard University and Wisconsin University. The investigation was conducted in the biological station La Selva in Sarapiquí, Heredia and the name given to this new molecule “Selvamicin” actually makes reference to this. La Selva receives close to 300 investigators every year and develops between 125 and 150 projects yearly. Selvamicin has the ability to inhibit the growth of the Candida Albicans fungus, a fungus known to affect humans. Candida can affect the mouth, vagina, intestine or skin of human beings,…

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