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Brief summary - Amycolatopsis

Amycolatopsis is a genus of high GC-content bacteria within the family Pseudonocardiaceae.The genus is known for producing many types of antibiotics, including
, related to Amycolatopsis sulphurea, are a class of weak antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agent.
Vancomycin, obtained from Amycolatopsis orientalis, is being used for infections resistant to other antibiotics.
Ristocetin, made by Amycolatopsis lurida, was an antibiotic but ceased to apply due to adverse effects of platelet agglutination. Now it is used to assay von Willebrand disease.


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