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Antibodies from plants protect against anthrax

"Plant-produced antibodies are also safer because there is no risk of contamination by human or animal pathogens, and plant viruses are not known to infect humans," says Yusibov.

"It is an easy, inexpensive and, very stable system. If you're looking for a way to stockpile a large amount of antibodies for a long periods of time, plant-produced antibodies are the answer," says Baillie.

Anthrax antibodies are just the first step for Baillie and his collaborators. Plantibodies against the plague bacterium and botulism are also in development.


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Source:American Society for Microbiology


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