Amycolatopsis orientalis

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Amycolatopsis orientalis
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A. orientalis
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Amycolatopsis orientalis
Pittenger & Brigham, 1956

Amycolatopsis orientalis previously known as Streptomyces orientalis is a bacterium.[1] It is considered an Actinobacterium species. Streptomyces orientalis are responsible for sore throat infections and wound infections in humans, and are also a significant cause of morbidity in goat populations.

It was the source from which the antibiotic vancomycin was isolated in 1953.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grayson, M. Lindsay (2012). Kucers' the use of antibiotics a clinical review of antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic and antiviral drugs (6th ed.). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. p. 569. ISBN 9781444147520.