Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 45–53 | Cite as

Properties of a bacteriocin-like substance produced byStreptomyces virginiae

  • P. Roelants
  • F. Naudts


Streptomyces virginiae produces both spontaneously and after irradiation a substance of polypeptide nature which kills streptomycetes without lysis. In its increased synthesis after U.V.-irradiation, its narrow spectrum of action restricted to the streptomycetes, and its specific adsorption on living sensitive cells, this inhibitor resembles the bacteriocins.


Polypeptide Streptomyces Sensitive Cell Specific Adsorption Narrow Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Roelants
    • 1
  • F. Naudts
    • 1
  1. 1.Recherche & Industrie ThérapeutiquesRixensartBelgium

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