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Who Invented The Penicillin?

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Penicillin wasn't invented but discovered in 1928 when Scottish chemist ALEXANDER FLEMING observed that mould forming on bread could destroy certain bacteria.
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The answer you seek is: Sir Alexander Fleming.
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Sir alexander fleming
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Sir Alexander Fleming
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It was the result of a team of Oxford scientists.  Fleming was the first who thought it had potential but took this idea no further.

It took a team of scientists for Oxford, headed by Howard Florey, to do the expansive trials on mice then gradually humans.  He also took the idea to America where it the potential was quickly seen, especially during the WW2.

Fleming, Florey and Chane shared the Nobel prize for Penicillin.  

It is seldom things are 'discovered' by any one person but usually takes an imput of a team.
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Alexandra fleming she invented it by accident with a fungus called some think but I have forgoten what its called woops
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Penicillin is invented accidentally by Alexander fleming.He saw that when a fungi 'penicillin notatum' grown in a microbial plate,the 'penicillin notatum' inhibited the growth of microbial
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Alexander flemming was not the person who discovered penicillin it was mr.globe a german man who travelled to Arabia and noticed that to prevent saddle sore men would rub the mould from the saddle onto there thighs however this man died of tb as he had no idea of what penicillin was
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Penicillin G was invented by Penicillinium notatum, a fungus. Many other penicillin were invented by bacteria, such as Chromobacterium violaceum and  some species belonging to actinomycaetales.
Microorganisms are thought to have evolved the ability to synthesize antibiotics to provide a "selective advantage" in the biological niche that they grow in, predominantly in the soil. In order to prevent committing bacterial "suicide", these organisms must have evolved, at the same time, mechanisms to prevent themselves from being killed. Many resistance genes can be
found in the organisms that produce antibiotics, and these genes can be transferred to other antibiotic-sensitive organisms, generating resistance. This is also part of the answer of the question of antibiotic resistance origins.

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