Microorganisms Producing Antibiotics
The main producers of the microbial metabolites, the actinobacteria, fungi and other filamentous bacteria, represent inexhaustible sources for the future. The connecting and increasing taxonomic, chemical and biodiversities of microbial metabolites certainly will give numerous new leads and drugs and other products not only for the chemotherapy but in other fields of human therapy and also for the agriculture to cure and feed the increasing population.
The numbers of known and possible secondary metabolite producing microorganisms, the produced new chemical compounds and their extremely wide range of bioactivities are discussed in details. Several new trends of the research, the full exploration of the living world of oceans and the discovery of endophytic microbes are also presented read more ...