• John W. Corcoran

Part of the Antibiotics book series (ANTIBIOTICS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Giancarlo Lancini, Maria Grandi
    Pages 12-40
  3. J. W. Westley
    Pages 41-73
  4. Cedric J. Pearce, Kenneth L. Rinehart Jr.
    Pages 74-100
  5. J. O’Sullivan, E. P. Abraham
    Pages 101-122
  6. Ulfert Hornemann, David A. Hopwood
    Pages 123-131
  7. Satoshi Ōmura, Akira Nakagawa
    Pages 175-192
  8. Heinz G. Floss, Ching-jer Chang
    Pages 193-214
  9. Heinz G. Floss
    Pages 215-235
  10. Heinz G. Floss
    Pages 236-261
  11. Laurence H. Hurley, Marilyn K. Speedie
    Pages 262-294
  12. Ulfert Hornemann
    Pages 295-312
  13. Kiyoshi Kurahashi
    Pages 325-352
  14. Robert J. Suhadolnik
    Pages 353-370
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 371-380

About this book


The Series on Antibiotics produced by Springer-Verlag began more than a decade ago with the nearly simultaneous appearance of two volumes, one dealing with the mode of action of antibiotics and the other concerning the biosynthesis of them. The standards set by the original Editors were high, and these books have proved useful to many. The rapid advances in our knowl­ edge of the mode of action of antibiotics and other antitumor agents has stimu­ lated two further works in the same series (Volume III, 1975; and Volumes Vj1 and Vj2, 1979). For some time it had appeared to Dr. Konrad Springer that the time might' be ripe' for bringing the subject of the biosynthesis of antibiotics up-to-date. This Editor agreed to survey the literature and discuss this possibility with his colleagues who are active in research on antibiotics. In spite of the appearance of numerous review articles, both of a highly special­ ized and general nature, on the biosynthesis of antibiotics, it was agreed generally that it would be extremely useful to add a new volume on biosynthesis to the Series. Such a work should focus on collecting a group of contributions dealing with those antibiotics whose biosynthesis is understood in much greater detail now than it was in the middle 1960's. Since Volume II on biosynthesis continues to be available, this addition to the series has not dealt with each and every antibiotic whose biosynthesis was studied long ago.


Biosynthese Biosynthesis Tetracycline antibiotic antibiotics research tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • John W. Corcoran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry The Medical and Dental SchoolsNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67726-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67724-3
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