6th December 2019

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How did the discovery of penicillin happen?

Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming accidentally discovered the antibiotic in 1928, when he came back from a vacation and found that a green mold called Pennicilium notatum had contaminated Petri dishes in his lab … and were killing some of the bacteria he'd been growing.

Then, how was penicillin discovered by accident?

Sir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish researcher, is credited with the discovery of penicillin in 1928. Often described as a careless lab technician, Fleming returned from a two-week vacation to find that a mold had developed on an accidentally contaminated staphylococcus culture plate.
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