Genetics of Antibiotic Production

  • Giancarlo Lancini
  • Rolando Lorenzetti


Notwithstanding the industrial relevance of antibiotic-producing microorganisms, the development of their genetics remained for a long time at a rather primitive stage. A genetic system has been developed for only a small number of microorganisms. Since the actinomycetes and the lower eukaryotes filamentous fungi are the most representative antibiotic-producing microorganisms, we will restrict our description on the genetics of antibiotic production mainly to these two classes.


Filamentous Fungus Biosynthetic Gene Sigma Factor Antibiotic Production Aspergillus Nidulans 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Lancini
    • 1
  • Rolando Lorenzetti
    • 1
  1. 1.MMDRI-Lepetit Research CenterGerenzano (Varese)Italy

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