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Multi-drug resistant bacteria found in scat of vine snake

Date: 26 May 2021 Tags: Biodiversity
  • Scientists along with other experts in the country have discovered a new species of bacteria which are known to resist the approved antibiotics used in the treatment of snake bites.
  • The bacteria was found in the scats or faecal of “vine snake” a green coloured snake commonly found in the northern western Ghats. The two species of bacteria have been discovered for the first time.
  • It is necessary to find out the microorganisms of animal origin which can lead to various human diseases or the next pandemic in future given the current Covid-19 pandemic situation.