American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Antibiotic Compounds from Bacillus: Why are they so Amazing?

Patrick Fickers

DOI : 10.3844/ajbbsp.2012.38.43

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volume 8, Issue 1

Pages 38-43


The constant increase of multi-drug resistant pathogens stimulates research, more than ever, to identify and develop new antibacterial compounds. The recent advances in genome sequencing have highlighted the genus Bacillus as an unexpected source of antibiotic-like compounds. This review focus on the different class of antimicrobial molecules produce by Bacillus genus such as polyketides, nonribosomal peptide, bacteriocins as well as other unusual peptides.


© 2012 Patrick Fickers. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.