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Pittenger & Brigham, 1956
Amycolatopsis orientalis previously known as Streptomyces orientalis is a bacterium. 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.
- 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.
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