Superbugs' power lies in their colour

2019-03-02 07:11:10

THE secret of Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium that is evolving into superbug strains like MRSA, may be the golden yellow pigment that gives it its name. Staph bacteria have a yellow coating made of a carotenoid similar to the pigments in carrots. And like plant carotenoids,