Crocodile antibiotics

Richard P. Grant rgrant at netscape.net
Mon Jun 5 08:47:20 EST 2000


In article <rhubner-2E9ADF.15071505062000 at news.uia.ac.be>, Roland 
Hübner <rhubner at gins.uia.ac.be> wrote:
>  sorry... It is indeed quite likely that potatoes are not biting each 
> other in muddy waters  ;^)  Did the BBC program tell what crocodiline et 
> al. is (chemically) made of?


No, which is why I'm trying to find out about it!  

> ps. Annual Meeting of the Am. Society for Microbiology: 
>     "an extract made from potato peel prevents adhesion of bacteria to 
>     host cells, which researchers suggest is a strategy that should be 
>     studied as an alternative to traditional antibiotics"

Hmm wonder what the effect of heat/saliva is on the substance??

R

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