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|Wed, 02-10-2010 - 12:21am|
"A common antibiotic slows photosynthesis and stunts the growth of plants in lab experiments."
"The study raises the question of whether such antibiotics released into the environment through wastewater could affect wild or agricultural plants. Levels found in the environment are generally much lower than those used in the experiment, but in at least one instance, wastewater from near a pharmaceutical production facility had comparable levels.
The study focused on ciprofloxacin, often sold under the name Cipro. It is part of a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones that kill bacteria by interfering with bacterial DNA."
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