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Production of Sclerotic Granules by Streptomyces sp.

Naturevolume 180pages12931294 (1957) | Download Citation



THIRUMALACHAR1 has proposed a new genus Chainia of the order Actinomycetales in honour of Prof. E. B. Chain, of the Istituto Superiore Sanità, Rome. The chief distinguishing character of the genus is the formation of sclerotic granules, 16–75µ in diameter, on glucose peptone medium. C. antibiotica, the only species described by him, has a branching non-septate mycelium without true aerial mycelium and spores.


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    Thirumalachar, M. J., Nature, 176, 934 (1955).

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  1. M. L. GATTANI: Post-doctorate Fellow of the Canada Department of Agriculture in co-operation with the National Research Council of Canada.


  1. Canada Department of Agriculture, Plant Pathology Section, Science Service Laboratory, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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