The Antibiotics

An Overview
  • Giancarlo Lancini
  • Francesco Parenti
  • Gian Gualberto Gallo


The aim of this chapter is to provide the reader with basic definitions and general information on antibiotics in order to facilitate an understanding of the following chapters, where various aspects of the biology and chemistry of antibiotics are described in a more specific way.


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Further Reading

Chapter 1. The Antibiotics: An Overview

  1. Bérdy, J., Aslalos, A., Bostian, M., and McNitt, K., 1981, Handbook of Antibiotic Compounds, Vols. I—IX, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.Google Scholar
  2. Bétina, V., 1983, The Chemistry and Biology of Antibiotics, Elsevier, Amsterdam.Google Scholar
  3. Bycroft, B. W. (ed.), 1988, Dictionary of Antibiotics and Related Substances, Chapman and Hall, London.Google Scholar
  4. Demain, A. L., and Solomon, N. A. (eds.), 1983, Antibiotics Containing the (3-Lactam Structure, Vols. 1 and 2, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.Google Scholar
  5. Hlavka, J. J., and Boothe, J. H., 1985, The Tetracyclines,Springer-Verlag, Berlin. Kleinkauf, H., and von Düren, H. (eds.), 1990, Biochemistry of Peptide Antibiotics,de Gruyter, Berlin.Google Scholar
  6. Laskin, A. I., and Lechevalier, H. A. (eds.), 1988, Handbook of Microbiology, 2nd ed., Vol. IX, Part A, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.Google Scholar
  7. Morin, R. B., and Gorman, M. (eds.), 1982, Chemistry and Biology of 13-Lactam Antibiotics, Vols. 1 and 2, Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  8. Omura, S. (ed.), 1984, Macrolide Antibiotics, Academic Press, New York.Google Scholar
  9. Pape, H., and Rehm, H. J. (eds.), 1986, Biotechnology, Vol. 4: Microbial Products II, VCH Verlag, Weinheim.Google Scholar
  10. Umezawa, H., and Hooper, I. R. (eds.), 1982, Aminoglycoside Antibiotics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Lancini
    • 1
  • Francesco Parenti
    • 2
  • Gian Gualberto Gallo
    • 1
  1. 1.Lepetit Research CenterMarion Merrell Dow Research Institute (MMDRI)GerenzanoItaly
  2. 2.Marion Merrell Dow Europe AGHorgenSwitzerland

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