How many antibiotics are produced by the genus Streptomyces?

  title={How many antibiotics are produced by the genus Streptomyces?},
  author={Milind G. Watve and Rashmi Tickoo and Maithili M. Jog and Bhalachandra D. Bhole},
  journal={Archives of Microbiology},
Abstract. Streptomyces is the largest antibiotic-producing genus in the microbial world discovered so far. The number of antimicrobial compounds reported from the species of this genus per year increased almost exponentially for about two decades, followed by a steady rise to reach a peak in the 1970s, and with a substantial decline in the late 1980s and 1990s. The cumulative number shows a sigmoid curve that is much flatter than what a logistic equation would predict. We attempted to fit a… Expand
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