Restoration of aerial mycelium and antibiotic production in a Streptomyces griseoflavus arginine auxotroph.


An arginine auxotrophic mutant was obtained from Streptomyces griseoflavus (bicozamycin-producing strain). The mutant grew on synthetic agar supplemented with either arginine, ornithine, citrulline or argininosuccinate, but produced massive aerial mycelium and bicozamycin only with citrulline. In liquid culture, citrulline also completely restored the… (More)

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