The Bacillus cereus group is an excellent reservoir of novel lanthipeptides.

@article{Xin2015TheBC,
  title={The Bacillus cereus group is an excellent reservoir of novel lanthipeptides.},
  author={Bingyue Xin and Jinshui Zheng and Ziya Xu and Xiaoling Song and Lifang Ruan and D. T. Peng and Ming Sun},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={1765-74}
}
Lantibiotics are ribosomally synthesized peptides that contain multiple posttranslational modifications. Research on lantibiotics has increased recently, mainly due to their broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, especially against some clinical Gram-positive pathogens. Many reports about various bacteriocins in the Bacillus cereus group have been published, but few were about lantibiotics. In this study, we identified 101 putative lanthipeptide gene clusters from 77 out of 223 strains of this… CONTINUE READING
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