Antibiotic Glycosides

2.11.2 Antibiotic Glycosides

Streptomycin is the glaring example of an antibiotic glycosides produced by the soil Actinomycete, Streptomyces griseus (Krainsky) Waksman et Henrici belonging to family Actinomycetaceae. It is usually formed by the combination of the genin Streptidine a nitrogen containing cyclohexane derivative and Stretobiosamine a disaccharide representing two-thirds of the streptomycin molecule, through a glycosidic linkage as shown below:


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