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Antibiotics pp 215-241 | Cite as

The Search for and Development of New Antibiotics

  • Giancarlo Lancini
  • Francesco Parenti
  • Gian Gualberto Gallo

Abstract

The search for new antibiotics, fifty years after the introduction of penicillin into clinical use, continues to be very active. In fact, there are still microorganisms against which the available drugs are not effective, and the spread of resistant strains has made some antibiotics that once were very effective practically useless. On the other hand, new antibiotics are still being found despite many decades of intensive search.

Keywords

Experimental Infection Antibiotic Production Original Strain Hexose Monophosphate Catabolic Repression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Lancini
    • 1
  • Francesco Parenti
    • 2
  • Gian Gualberto Gallo
    • 1
  1. 1.Lepetit Research CenterMarion Merrell Dow Research Institute (MMDRI)GerenzanoItaly
  2. 2.Marion Merrell Dow Europe AGHorgenSwitzerland

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