Chloramphenicol, a Simultaneous Carbon and Nitrogen Source for a Streptomyes sp. from Egyptian Soil

@article{AbdelMalek1961ChloramphenicolAS,
  title={Chloramphenicol, a Simultaneous Carbon and Nitrogen Source for a Streptomyes sp. from Egyptian Soil},
  author={Y A Abd-el-Malek and M E Monib and A S Hazem},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1961},
  volume={189},
  pages={775-776}
}
IN work concerning the decomposition of antibiotics in soil and micro-organisms capable of this process, a chloramphenicol solution (250 µgm. chloramphenicol/gm. soil) was percolated through 25-gm. sieved fresh garden soil, PH 7.5, in an apparatus similar to that described by Lees and Quastel1. The chloramphenicol was applied in three doses; the first dissolved in 50 ml. sterile distilled water and the others in 5 ml. added to the percolate in the reservoir. The antibiotic was bioassayed daily… CONTINUE READING