Ch. Venkata Ramana, a professor at the University of Hyderabad and his fellow – mates, came with the discovery of a new species of bacterium that tends to produce antibiotics. This species of bacteria were found in the Buffalo Lake of the University of Hyderabad situated inside the campus area. The bacterium, named Planctopirus Hydrillae is capable of providing an answer to the issues of diseases that are getting resistant to a wide range of medicines. This bacterium can also clean up the ammonia waste which is an ultimate environmental concern all across the world.

Bacteria that transit antibiotics are now discovered

This was discovered when finding a drug solution to get through the challenge of antimicrobial resistance. This latest discovery was published in the latest issue of the scientific publication, the Journal of Antibiotics.

When asked about this latest discovery, Professor Ch. Venkata Ramana has to say, “Most pathogens are becoming resistant to the most common antibiotics produced by many known and common microorganisms. This is the first report of an antibiotic-producing bacterium from the Phylum Planctomycetes. Cultivating the bacteria of this phylum is extremely difficult, and we are the first group from India to develop the art of cultivating these bacteria which are very useful even for environmental issues, particularly for the treatment of ammonia waste.”

The team of experts now have control over the bacterium’s genome. The team of research consists of the top level researchers from the bacterial discovery laboratory, the center for the environment, the Institute of science and technology, the JNTU, Hyderabad and the University of Hyderabad. It is certainly one of the biggest discoveries in the medical and healthcare division, and it would get new and improved results shortly to save the mankind from many health and environmental problems.


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