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Production of Antibiotics by Fusaria

Nature volume 160, pages 3132 (05 July 1947) | Download Citation



Earlier communications1,2,3 described the production of an antibiotic pigment, javanicin, by Fusarium javanicum, and other Fusaria were also observed1 to give rise to antibiotic metabolism solutions. So far, the examination of twenty-two Fusarium strains has revealed a frequent property of this kind; for convenience the moulds may be divided into groups according to the kind of activity exhibited by the crude culture fluids.

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  1. Imperial College of Science and Technology, London

    • A. H. COOK
    • , S. F. COX
    • , T. H. FARMER
    •  & M. S. LACEY


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