Streptomyces roseosporus

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Streptomyces roseosporus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Streptomycetaceae
Genus: Streptomyces
Species: S. roseosporus
Binomial name
Streptomyces roseosporus

Streptomyces roseosporus is a species of actinobacteria. It produces the novel antibiotic daptomycin (US trade name: Cubicin).[1]


  1. ^ Miao, V; Coëffet-Legal, MF; Brian, P; Brost, R; Penn, J; Whiting, A; Martin, S; Ford, R; Parr, I; Bouchard, M; Silva, CJ; Wrigley, SK; Baltz, RH (May 2005). "Daptomycin biosynthesis in Streptomyces roseosporus: cloning and analysis of the gene cluster and revision of peptide stereochemistry.". Microbiology (Reading, England). 151 (Pt 5): 1507–23. doi:10.1099/mic.0.27757-0. PMID 15870461. 

Further reading[edit]

Yu, Gianghai; Hu, Yuansen; Chen, Liang; Hui, Ming; Wang, Lei; Liu, Na; Yin, Yanli; Zhao, Jiang (March 2014). "Genome Shuffling of Streptomyces roseosporus for Improving Daptomycin Production". Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 172 (5): 2661–2669. doi:10.1007/s12010-013-0687-z.