Black Soldier Flies Show Potential as Source of Antimicrobial Compounds

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Black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens) live in decomposing, bacteria-rich organic material, which demands a potent immune system. A study by researchers in Peru and France has isolated four peptides from larvae of the black soldier fly that display antibacterial properties, suggesting further “bioprospecting” research…

Source: Entomology Today

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