Antimicrobials from Actinomycetes : Back to the Future Actinomycetes are the source of most clinically relevant antibiotics in use today and may continue to

@inproceedings{Baltz2007AntimicrobialsFA,
  title={Antimicrobials from Actinomycetes : Back to the Future Actinomycetes are the source of most clinically relevant antibiotics in use today and may continue to},
  author={Richard H. Baltz},
  year={2007}
}
T he two-faced Roman god Janus could see both forward and backward simultaneously. In describing the “Janus Effect” as it relates to the effectiveness of corporate chief executive officers (CEOs), California business gurus James Kouzes and Barry Posner suggest that CEOs who reflect furthest back are those who also plan ahead most effectively. In terms of antibiotic discovery, we would do well to reflect on the past as a way of enhancing our forward thinking. Lately the prospects for progress… CONTINUE READING