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Naturstoffproduzenten Myxobakterien: Wir sehen nur die Spitze des Eisbergs

Wissenschaft Naturstoffforschung


The discovery of new antibiotics is mandatory with regard to increasing number of pathogen resistances. One approach is the search for new antibiotic producers in nature. At the HZI myxobacteria are successfully isolated and screened for antibiotic production since decades. However, recent studies revealed that only a very small portion of myxobacteria is cultivable. The cultivation of the hitherto uncultivable ones as new potential antibiotic-producers is our biggest challenge.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung (HZI)BraunschweigDeutschland

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