an antibiotic, C22H24H2O8, derived from chlortetracycline, used in medicine to treat a broad variety of infections.
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How to use tetracycline in a sentence
The distance matters because pest controllers want to keep the free-flying GM mosquitoes away from outdoor sources of the antibiotic tetracycline.The U.S.’s first open-air genetically modified mosquitoes have taken flight | Susan Milius | May 14, 2021 | Science News
The mosquitoes are raised in a laboratory in the presence of tetracycline, an antibiotic that prevents the added gene from activating.Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Come to the U.S. Will They Work? | Alejandro de la Garza / Florida Keys, Fl. | May 9, 2021 | Time
At Oxitec’s laboratory in the UK, the company genetically engineers the mosquitoes, giving the insects the “self-limiting” gene that makes the females dependent on the antibiotic tetracycline.First GMO Mosquitoes to Be Released in the Florida Keys | Taylor White | April 15, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Gorman emphasized to Undark that the EPA and other regulators found no risk in using tetracycline in breeding their genetically-altered mosquitoes.First GMO Mosquitoes to Be Released in the Florida Keys | Taylor White | April 15, 2021 | Singularity Hub
I didn't spot it until I found them wolfing down the tetracycline capsules in my samples case.The Native Soil | Alan Edward Nourse
British Dictionary definitions for tetracycline
an antibiotic synthesized from chlortetracycline or derived from the bacterium Streptomyces viridifaciens: used in treating rickettsial infections and various bacterial infections. Formula: C 22 H 24 N 2 O 8
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Scientific definitions for tetracycline
A yellow crystalline compound, C22H24N2O8, synthesized or derived from several bacterial species of the genus Streptomyces and used as an antibiotic in bacterial infections. Other drugs of the tetracycline class have a similar chemical structure.
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