Scientists have decided to name a fearsome antifungal in honor of Keanu Reeves. Indeed, like most of the characters embodied by the actor, it seems that the invention of biologists leaves very little chance to his opponents!
"This lipopeptide kills so effectively that we decided to name it after Keanu Reeves because he too is extremely deadly in his roles," Sebastian Götze, a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Jena, Germany, said in a statement to People.
Keanumycins, this is the good given to this molecule which, according to researchers, is intended to fight fungal pathologies that affect both plants and human beings. But then, what does Keanu Reeves think of this curious tribute?
Surreal, but very cool
Well, Keanu Reeves thinks it's "pretty cool"! Asked by a fan on a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything thread, he said: "They should have called him John Wick... But for me it's pretty cool... and surreal. But thank you to these scientists who help us and good luck to them. »
That's it, if ever the creators of the John Wick franchise are losing inspiration for a sequel, why not send it to defeat formidable mushrooms in the human body like The Inner Adventure!