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The strain Bacillus licheniformis D-13 produces three hydrophobic peptides (amoebicins d13-A, d13-B, and d13-C) that elicit antiamoebic activity against human-pathogenic and nonpathogenic species of Naegleria and have a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. The three amoebicins have the same amino acid composition (three Asp, two Glu, two Val, and nine(More)
Free-living amoebae belonging to the species Naegleria fowleri are known to be the etiological agents for a form of fulminant meningoencephalitis that is generally fatal (primary amoebic meningoencephalitis). In a broad bacterial screening from soil and water we have isolated three strains (M-4, D-13 and A-12) belonging to the species Bacillus licheniformis(More)
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