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Penicillin antibiotic is obtained from ___________.
1. fungi
2. algae
3. bacteria
4. blue-green algae
5. None of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : fungi

Explanation:

  • Antibiotics are the medicines used to kill or weaken bacteria and also protozoa to some extent.
  • Antibiotics can be natural, semi-synthetic, or synthetic.
  • Penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming was obtained from Penicillium Notatum.
  • These are a group of antibacterial drugs obtained from Penicillium fungi.
  • Penicillin fights the bacteria by attacking the cell wall forming substances (peptidoglycans).
  • Anne Miller was the first patient who got treated using penicillin in 1942.

So penicillin is obtained from fungi.

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