Plant toxin discovery could boost fight against antibiotics resistance

Scientists say albicin, which has a unique way of killing harmful bacteria, is one of the strongest antibiotic candidates in decades.

A potent plant toxin with a unique way of killing harmful bacteria has emerged as one of the strongest antibiotic candidates in decades (David Davies/PA)

By Gwyn Wright, PA

A potent plant toxin with a unique way of killing harmful bacteria has emerged as one of the strongest antibiotic candidates in decades.