Antibiotic Biosynthesis

  • Iain S. Hunter
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 55)


Our knowledge and understanding of antibiotic biosynthesis has advanced significantly in recent years. The initial cloning of resistance genes in the early 1980’s (e.g. 1,2) was followed by the cloning of complete pathways (e.g. 3,4). Without exception, antibiotic production genes in streptomycetes are clustered on the chromosome. Often a resistance genes (or genes) is also located within the cluster (e.g. 5,6) which provides a facile strategy for cloning the others. Many different strategies nave been used for cloning production genes (reviewed 7).


Biosynthetic Gene Antibiotic Production Antibiotic Biosynthesis Complete Pathway EMBO Journal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iain S. Hunter
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  1. 1.Institute of GeneticsUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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