is a representative of the group of soil-dwelling, filamentous bacteria responsible for producing most natural antibiotics used in human and veterinary medicine. These microbes are notable for their production of pharmaceutically useful compound including anti-tumour agents, immunosupressants and over two-thirds of all natural antibiotics currently available. S. coelicolor
has a unique bacteriophage resistance system, designed to ward of the temperate bacteriophage (Ref.1 & 2).
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