There is an urgent need for novel antibiotics to fight life-threatening infections and to counteract the increasing problem of propagating antibiotic resistance. Recently, new molecular genetic and biochemical tools have provided insight into the enormous unexploited genetic pool of environmental microbial biodiversity for new antibiotic compounds. New tools for more efficiently lifting this hidden treasure are needed to strengthen competitiveness of European industry, as well as for a cost-saving
Authors: Z. Xu, Y. Wang, K. F. Chater, H. Y. Ou, H. H. Xu, Z. Deng, M. Tao
Date Published: 8th Jan 2017
Journal: Appl Environ Microbiol
PubMed ID: 28062460
Citation: Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 Mar 2;83(6). pii: e02889-16. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02889-16. Print 2017 Mar 15.