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Contribution of the Actinobacteria to the growing diversity of lantibiotics.
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PMID:  22927113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Currently, 76 lantibiotics have been described; the vast majority being produced by members of the Firmicute phylum of bacteria. There is a growing number being identified from the Actinobacteria phylum and some of these exhibit novel modifications leading to an increased functional diversity among lantibiotics. In this review, we discuss the currently characterized lantibiotics highlighting the expanding diversity provided by those from the Actinobacteria. This increased diversity has the potential to expand lantibiotic applications as antimicrobials in foods and pharmaceuticals. In addition, a phylogenetic classification system based on the full prepropeptide sequences showed remarkable consistency with current classification systems and may provide a more rapid and convenient means for classifying lantibiotics.
Xiulan Li; Daniel J O'Sullivan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6776     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8008051     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Microbial and Plant Genomics Institute, University of Minnesota, 1500 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108, USA,
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