School teacher creates an antibiotic to help plants.
As a thesis project for his undergraduate degree, the Biology teacher, Carlos Daniel Castañeda, carried out a research in biotechnology on the use of the Streptomyces bacteria to combat the Colletotrichum gloesporioides fungus in rubber plants.
His research was of great relevance because he managed to mutate the bacteria, altering their normal functioning, to produce twice the antibiotic that acts against the fungus, preventing and controlling the growth of diseases in plants.
In the following link you can find the academic article that was published in the journal Acta Scientiarum Biological Sciences, where it is explained how bacteria were used to obtain a product that helps rubber plants.
Gimnasio Moderno congratulates teacher Carlos Daniel, for his great research that will help protect the country’s plant crops, and is proud to have teachers who are a great example for their students.