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How was penicillin discovered?

How was penicillin discovered? 

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It was a chance discovery by Alexander Flemming that the growth of fungus Penicillium notatum killed bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. He found that the chemical extract of the fungus also possess the property of inhabiting the growth of bacteria. The chemical was named as penicillin.
answered Jul 9, 2017 by pady_1