A team of scientists led by Rakesh Mogul of the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona has discovered one of the survival tricks of Acinetobacter: these microbes can eat the same cleaning products that are meant to eliminate them. (…) The team found evidence that Acinetobacter could also grow with isopropyl alcohol, the main chemical used to clean the surfaces of the clean room, and Kleenol 30, the detergent used to scrub the floors of the rooms.

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