Streptomyces peucetius

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Streptomyces peucetius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Streptomycetaceae
Genus: Streptomyces
Species: S. peucetius
Binomial name
Streptomyces peucetius
Grein et al. 1963[1]

Streptomyces peucetius var. caesius[2]
Streptomyces peucetius ATCC 27952

Streptomyces peucetius is a bacterium species in the genus Streptomyces.

S. peucetius produces the anthracycline antitumor antibiotics daunorubicin and doxorubicin (also known as adriamycin).[3]


  1. ^ Descrizione e classificazione di un attinomicete (Streptomyces peucetius sp. nova) produttore di una sostanza attivita antitumorale: La daunomicina. Grein, A., Spalla, C., Di Marco, A. and Canevazzi, G. (1963). G Microbiol 11, pages 109–118 (in Italian)
  2. ^ Aklanonic acid-producing mutants of Streptomyces galilaeus and Streptomyces peucetius var. caesius. Dr. B. Schlegel, C. Stengel, G. Schumann, H. Prauser and K. Eckardt, Journal of Basic Microbiology, 1987, Volume 27, Issue 2, pages 107–111, doi:10.1002/jobm.3620270212
  3. ^ Adriamycin, 14-hydroxydaimomycin, a new antitumor antibiotic from S. Peucetius var. caesius. F. Arcamone, G. Cassinelli, G. Fantini, A. Grein, P. Orezzi, C. Pol and C. Spalla, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, November 1969, Volume 11, Issue 6, pages 1101–1110, doi:10.1002/bit.260110607

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