Saccharopolyspora erythraea

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Saccharopolyspora erythraea
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria
Subclass: Actinobacteridae
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Pseudonocardiaceae
Genus: Saccharopolyspora
Species: S. erythraea
Binomial name
Saccharopolyspora erythraea
Synonyms

Saccharopolyspora erythrea (lapsus)
Streptomyces erythraeus

Saccharopolyspora erythraea, formerly known as Streptomyces erythraeus,[1] is a species of actinomycete bacteria within the genus Saccharopolyspora.

Saccharopolyspora erythraea is known for the production of the macrolide antibiotic erythromycin.[2] Cytochrome P450 eryF (CYP107A1) originally from the bacterium is responsible for the biosynthesis of the antibiotic by C6-hydroxylation of the macrolide 6-deoxyerythronolide B[citation needed].

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