Molds and Antibiotics
Name: Elaine L.
Date: October 2002
Do ALL molds (more specifically, soil molds), produce
antibiotics or do they ACT as antibiotics?
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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