Microbiological characterization of dactimicin: antibacterial activity towards gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.


Dactimicin is the first aminoglycoside antibiotic of Dactylosporangium origin, consisting of a pseudo-disaccharide and an amino acid. It has also a formimidoyl moiety instead of the deoxystreptamine found in other aminoglycosides. The authors considered the antibacterial activity of dactimicin compared with amikacin, gentamicin and the fortimicins against… (More)


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