Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 315–323 | Cite as

Characterization of the lyticStreptomyces RA as a new strain ofStreptomyces venezuelae

  • Ma Dolores García López
  • Ma José Rodriguez Aguirre
  • Federico Uruburu
  • J. R. Villanueva


A description is given of the cultural, morphological and biochemical characteristics of aStreptomyces previously isolated by the authors and shown to produce cell-wall-lytic enzymes active on fungi. The organism seems to belong to the series “Lavendulae” and has been identified with the speciesStreptomyees venezuelae, from which it only differs in some minor characters.


Biochemical Characteristic Minor Character 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ma Dolores García López
    • 1
  • Ma José Rodriguez Aguirre
    • 1
  • Federico Uruburu
    • 1
  • J. R. Villanueva
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Biologia CelularCSICMadridSpain

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