Genetic Instability in Streptomyces

  • H. Schrempf
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 55)


Streptomycetes are Gram-positive soil microorganisms which differentiate into substrate mycelium and spores. They produce a broad range of different metabolites, such as extracellular enzymes, enzyme inhibitors, pigments, cytostatics and antibiotics. Results from several researchers (1–7,10) have demonstrated that Streptomyces strains are often genetically unstable.


Genetic Instability Fusidic Acid Streptomyces Species Streptomyces Strain Chloramphenicol Resistance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Schrempf
    • 1
  1. 1.FB Biologie/ChemieUniversität OsnabrückGermany

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