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Antibiotic Compounds from Bacillus: Why are they so Amazing?

Patrick Fickers1
  • 1 Universite libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Abstract

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.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 8 No. 1, 2012, 38-43

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2012.38.43

Submitted On: 27 February 2012 Published On: 15 March 2012

How to Cite: Fickers, P. (2012). Antibiotic Compounds from Bacillus: Why are they so Amazing?. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 8(1), 38-43. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2012.38.43

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Keywords

  • Bacillus
  • polyketides
  • nonribosomal peptides
  • bacteriocins
  • lantibiotics