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Mycobacillin, a New Antifungal Antibiotic produced by B. subtilis


DURING the studies on the distribution of antifungal organisms in Indian fruits, vegetables and soils, a strain of Bacillus subtilis (characterized according to Bergey1), highly active against widely different groups of fungi, namely, skin pathogens, plant pathogens, rice-spoilage organisms, etc., was isolated2.

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    Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology”, 6th edit. (Williams and Wilkins Co., 1948).

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    Majumdar, S. K., and Bose, S. K., J. Sci. Indust. Res., 14, C, 126 (1955).

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    Majumdar, S. K., and Bose, S. K., Ann. Biochem. Exp. Med., 15, 127 (1955).

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    Babad, J., et al., Nature, 170, 618 (1952).

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    Babad, J., et al., Nature, 174, 1190 (1954).

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