Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
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The actinomycetes family of bacteria is classically considered a rich source of natural products . It is often suggested that such compounds have been selected by evolution to have biological activity . For example, given the microbial-rich soil environment of the actinomycetes native habitat, their natural products have been suggested to serve in chemical warfare and/or signaling, which has been further connected to their leading role in providing pharmaceutically relevant antibiotic agents . Nevertheless, surprisingly few of these molecules have been definitively assigned specific physiological roles in the native producing bacteria.
The Royal Society of Chemistry
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