Host/Vector Systems for Actinomycetes and Applications to Strain Development

  • Janet Westpheling
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series


Of the over 3000 known antibiotics, more than 2000 are produced by Actinomycetes. In fact, over 85% of the species which produce antibiotics are Actinomycetes, including Nocardia, Streptosporangium, Micromonospora, Actinoplanes, and Streptomyces [23,32], Table 1 shows how these are divided [3,26].


Protoplast Fusion Antibiotic Production Regenerate Protoplast Thiostrepton Resistance Streptomyces Plasmid 
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  • Janet Westpheling
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  1. 1.Biological LaboratoriesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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