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Aspergillin: a Name Misapplied to Several Different Antibiotics

Nature volume 158, page 709 (16 November 1946) | Download Citation

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THE name ‘aspergillin’ has been applied to at least four different antibiotic substances from species of Aspergillus. Bush and Goth used the name at first1 for a compound from A. flavus which they later named flavicin2, and which, when investigated by Fried and co-workers3 under the name of flavicidin, ultimately appeared to be a double-bonded isomer of penicillin F.

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  1. American Cyanamid Co., 1937 West Main Street, Stamford, Conn. Sept. 18.

    • WALTER C. TOBIE

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