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Chapter 7

Microorganisms: Their Role in the Discovery and Development of Medicines

Prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms have provided some of the most potent and effective medicines and agrochemicals in the modern era (Table 7.1) starting over a half century ago with the introduction of the antibiotics penicillin, a metabolite from a fungus Penicillium notatum,1 and streptomy...

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21 Oct 2009
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From the book series:
RSC Biomolecular Sciences