Rebeca Rosen­gaus also studies ter­mites and is an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Marine and Envi­ron­mental Sci­ences at North­eastern University.

She told Dis­covery News: “A variety of insects — both soli­tary and social — exploit the chem­i­cals of Strep­to­myces to con­trol par­a­sites and/​or pathogens.”

Based on the latest study, which she said is “well thought out and well pre­sented,” Rosen­gaus agrees that ter­mites should be added to the list of insects with antibi­otic powers.

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