Streptomyces venezuelae

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Streptomyces venezuelae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Streptomycetaceae
Genus: Streptomyces
Species: S. venezuelae
Binomial name
Streptomyces venezuelae
Ehrlich 1948

Streptomyces venezuelae[1] is a species of soil-dwelling[2] Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Streptomyces.[3] S. venezuelae is filamentous. In its spore-bearing stage, hyphae perfuse both above ground as aerial hyphae and in the soil substrate.[3] Chloramphenicol, the first antibiotic to be manufactured synthetically on a large scale, was originally derived from S. venezuelae.[2][4][5] Other secondary metabolites produced by S. venezuelae include jadomycin and pikromycin.


  1. ^ "Species Streptomyces venezuelae". UniProt. 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Streptomyces venezuelae (bacterium)". Britannica Online Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
  3. ^ a b S. G. Bradley & Donna Ritzi (1968-06-01). "Composition and Ultrastructure of Streptomyces venezuelae". Journal of Bacteriology. The American Society for Microbiology. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  4. ^ Patrick R. Murray; Ellen Jo Baron; Michael A. Pfaller; Fred C. Tenover; Robert H. Yolken. Manual of Clinical Microbiology (9th ed.). ISBN 978-1-55581-371-0. 
  5. ^ Black, Jaquelyn G. Microbiology: principles and explorations. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-42084-2. 

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