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usnic acid


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A substance, with some antibiotic activity, that is found in certain species of lichens. Usnic acid is active against some Gram-positive (see Gram reaction) bacteria (and has been used medicinally, in ointments for the treatment of local skin infections).

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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