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The year before, scientists had identified penicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus—a bacterium that commonly lives on our skin and in our noses, but sometimes causes life-threatening infections.
So the lab developed one from TadA, an enzyme in the bacterium Escherichia coli.
The bacterium that causes this disease is not active in the soil, however.
As described in the journal Nature, scientists have discovered a new bacterium that can survive solely off of chemicals in the air.
So is this nasal bacterium producing the antibiotic to help us?
As Google explains, Koch identified the bacterium for diseases including anthrax, cholera and tuberculosis.
One Texas man even died after swimming with a new tattoo, which became infected with a bacterium found in coastal waters.
For example, in 1924, two scientists discovered a bacterium called Wolbachia in the cells of a Culex mosquito.
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