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Name: Elaine L.
Status: Student
Age: 14
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Date: October 2002


Question:
Do ALL molds (more specifically, soil molds), produce antibiotics or do they ACT as antibiotics?



Replies:
I do not know if all molds produce antibiotics. Antibiotics are substance that are secreted by molds into their environment to keep down the growth of competitors. Remember that molds compete with other molds and also with bacteria for food sources, and if they can keep their competitors away, they have more food.

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