Thesis / Dissertation

Investigation of rare actinomycetes for novel antimicrobials

Janet Byrne, Timothy Stinear (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Nocardia are a genus of ubiquitous environmental bacteria belonging to the phylum Actinobacteria. Genomics has revealed that Nocardia species are endowed with extensive and varied arrays of secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters with the potential to produce natural products that have antibiotic properties. Furthermore, the abundance of such gene clusters within the Nocardia rivals that of Streptomyces, the signature genus among the Actinobacteria, owed to the fact that Streptomyces species have yielded many clinically used antibiotics. This project aimed to address the current antibiotic resistance crisis and the shortfall in new compounds within the drug discovery pipeline. A rang..

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