Antihelminthic Activity of Antibiotics


IN our search for antihelminthics the activities of synthetic and natural substances are tested using Anguillula (Turbatrix) aceti as a model organism1. It was found that several synthetic substances highly active against A. aceti were also effective against Ascaridia galli in poultry2, and also against Muellerius capilaris in sheep3. Recently the antihelminthic effect of a series of 53 m- and p- substituted phenylisothiocyanates has been examined and high activities of some substances against A. aceti were determined1. This communication presents the results of our work on the effects of 64 antibiotics on A. aceti.

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BAČÍKOVÁ, D., BETINA, V. & NEMEC, P. Antihelminthic Activity of Antibiotics. Nature 206, 1371–1372 (1965).

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