Are Bacteriocins an alternative to Antibiotics
Antibiotics provided a major breakthrough in tackling diseases in 20th century. It helped a lot in controlling morbidity and mortality in humans. However, due to emergence of antimicrobial resistance, the current cure is not enough to control morbidity and mortality so scientists are looking for novel therapeutic approach to control diseases and bacteriocins, which are small antimicrobial peptides that are potential alternatives of antibiotics, if not a complete replacement in future. In this paper, we will focus on various types of bacteriocins and their role in controlling morbidity and mortality in humans.
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