What is it about?

This work is about cooperation of two Streptomyces strains, soil bacteria isolated from the same habitat. One of them is a producer of staurosporine, molecule that can be used as a scaffold for anti-tumor drugs, and the other one has a potential to increase the production of staurosporine.

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Why is it important?

Bacteria represent a valuable source of different secondary metabolites, molecules that could be of an outstanding importance to the humankind. Considering that these molecules usually aren't produced under the laboratory conditions, studying different ways of production activation is an important task. Recreation of complex bacterial relationships present in nature through co-cultivation and researching bacterial communication could bring us one step closer to discovering new useful molecules.

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This page is a summary of: Streptomyces sp. BV410 : Interspecies cross‐talk for staurosporine production, Journal of Applied Microbiology, August 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jam.15726.
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