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Bisin is a naturally occurring lantibiotic (an antibacterial peptide) discovered by University of Minnesota microbiologist Dan O'Sullivan.[1][2] Unlike earlier lantibiotics discovered, such as nisin, bisin also kills Gram-negative bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria.

The food-preservative properties of bisin could lead to food products that resist spoilage for years.[3]

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  • Nisin - a related food preservative currently in use


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