Streptomyces

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    • #10451
      RLM222
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      How does an antibiotic-producing Streptomyces sp. prevent killing itself by its own antibiotics?

    • #87168
      stopherlogic
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      It would be resistant to its own antibiotic by not containing the antibiotic target. Of course I am not sure how the Streptomyces sp. antibiotic works.

    • #87174
      MrMistery
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      the Streptomyces genus produces more than 500 types of antibiotics, with a lot of different targets. But considering that some inhibit such basic processes like protein synthesis, I would say it is much more probable that they simply have an intracellular enzyme that breaks down the antibiotic.

    • #87192
      victor
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      I guess that Streptomyces have their own beta-lactamase 😀

    • #87204
      MrMistery
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      not all antibiotics have the beta-lactam ring…

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