Query: NC_014815:5603000 Micromonospora sp. L5 chromosome, complete genome Lineage: Micromonospora; Micromonospora; Micromonosporaceae; Actinomycetales; Actinobacteria; Bacteria General Information: Environment: Fresh water, Soil; Temp: Mesophile. Micromonospora sp. L5 was isolated from the roots of the Casuarina equisetifolia in Irapuato, México. This organism is able to fix nitrogen into ammonia.
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General Information: Source of the antibiotic erythromycin. Saccharopolyspora erythraea is the soil bacterium that produces the industrially important antibiotic erythromycin A. Erythromycin is a clinically important and potent macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat infections caused by several prokaryotic pathogens such as Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Chlamydia and Legionella. Production of this antibiotic is lower than others in the same class, such as penicillin or cephalosporin, which has led to the development of a genetic system to attempt to enhance the production of erythromycin.