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Published: 03 February 2007

272 Pages | 50 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195150667

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Streptomyces in Nature and Medicine

The Antibiotic Makers

David A. Hopwood

This book highlights the lives of a group of soil microbes that make most of the antibiotics used in medicine today. Written by an insider, it describes how genetics tells us how these microscopic chemists compete in the soil and how their genes can be rearranged to make new antibiotics to fight re-emerging diseases.

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