Comparative assessment of microalgal fatty acids as topical antibiotics

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Bacteria are increasingly resistant to common antibiotics. Certain fatty acids are effective antibacterial agents and, when compared to conventional antibiotics, have fewer incidences of bacterial resistance. Algae naturally synthesize these fatty acids and can provide a sustainable source of these antibiotics. To evaluate the antibacterial properties of… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10811-015-0692-4

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