Germ-killing molecule named after Keanu Reeves

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 Microbe-killing molecule named after Keanu Reeves

Last month, the Leibniz Institute for Natural Food Research and Infection Biology created a new formula for a molecule that “kills germs so effectively that we named it after Keanu Reeves because he too is extremely deadly in his roles.” Calling it “cyanomycin” , scientists have shown that it is effective against the plant pest Botrytis cinerea, which causes gray rot and causes huge crop losses every year.

on Reddit this week, the actor said, “They should have called it John Wick, but that's pretty cool and surreal to me.”

“But thanks scientists! Good luck and thanks for your help” – the actor added.

Kyanumycin molecules, the study says, could be an “environmentally friendly alternative” to chemical pesticides, and may also offer an alternative in the fight against drug-resistant fungi.

“Many human pathogenic fungi are currently resistant to antifungals – partly because they are used in large quantities in agricultural fields”,– Sebastian Goetze, co-author of the study, said in a statement.

Reeves is not the first celebrity to have an organism named after him. his honor is something cooler than a spider.

“His best choices were a giant ant or a laser lion. While these species would be interesting to discover, our study includes beetles, and they are “much cooler” than spiders, – scientists commented on this then.

A beetle is also named after Kate Winslet. Wasps were named after Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Fallon, Lady Gaga, John Stewart and Shakira.

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