The Growing Problem of Pesticide Resistance

The Growing Problem of Pesticide Resistance
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Fleming first called it ‘mould juice‘. Returning from vacation, the Scottish bacteriologist saw peculiar blobs of mould in his Petri dishes of Staphylococcus. There were no bacteria around these spots; it appeared as if ‘mould juice’ had cleared the way. It did, and it got a sophisticated name afterwards – penicillin, the first antibiotic.

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