Streptomyces aureofaciens

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Streptomyces aureofaciens
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Streptomycetaceae
Genus: Streptomyces
Species: S. aureofaciens
Binomial name
Streptomyces aureofaciens

Streptomyces aureofaciens is a species of Streptomyces.

It is the source of many tetracycline antibiotics.[1] The organism was first isolated at Sanborn Field on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. Today the site is a National Historic Landmark.


  1. ^ DARKEN MA, BERENSON H, SHIRK RJ, SJOLANDER NO (January 1960). "Production of Tetracycline by Streptomyces aureofaciens in Synthetic Media". Appl Microbiol 8 (1): 46–51. PMC 1057549. PMID 13814119.