Endophytic Actinomycetes: A Novel Antibiotic Source

@article{Kumar2016EndophyticAA,
  title={Endophytic Actinomycetes: A Novel Antibiotic Source},
  author={Ravi Ranjan Kumar and Vasantba J. Jadeja},
  journal={International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={5},
  pages={164-175}
}
  • R. Kumar, V. Jadeja
  • Published 15 August 2016
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
Antibiotics are secondary metabolites produced by some microorganisms to inhibit or kill many other microorganisms including different bacteria, viruses and eukaryotic cells. Antibiotics are secondary metabolites and these have also been termed “idiolites” (Walker, 1974). Subsequent and widespread use of antibiotics for therapeutic purposes regularly in human, veterinary and agricultural purposes were favoring the survival and spread of resistant pathogens. Search for new natural antibiotics… 
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