spectinomycin

Thomas Burmeister tburmei at gwdg.de
Thu Mar 20 03:10:56 EST 1997


In article <5gmdcf$cca at gap.cco.caltech.edu>, jlg at alumnae.caltech.edu
(Jorge L. Galazzo) wrote:

> In article <tburmei-1803971042400001 at gwdppp08.gwdg.de>,
> Thomas Burmeister <tburmei at gwdg.de> wrote:
> >
> >Spectinomycin is a aminoglycoside-antibiotic. it is obtained from
> >cultures of Streptomyces spectabilis (a fungus). It acts - like all
> >aminoglycosides - by binding to bacterial ribosomes (small spheric 
> 
> Just for the record: Streptomyces spectabilis is a bacteria which
> grows in filaments.
> 
> J Galazzo (jlg at alumni.caltech.edu)
> 

Ok, ok you are right. I was just confused by the -myces ending.
Aminoglycosides are either obtained from Micromonospora (...micin) or 
Streptomyces (...mycin) bacteria.

Thomas



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