Phosphonomycin, a New Antibiotic Produced by Strains of Streptomyces

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Science  03 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3901, pp. 122-123
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3901.122


Phosphonomycin is a newly discovered antibiotic produced by streptomycetes. It is effective, when administered by the oral route, to mice infected with Gram-positive or Gram-negative microorganisms. The antibiotic is bactericidal and inhibits cell-wall synthesis.

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