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Discuss the need for new antibiotics in general.


How was the antibiotic discovered? What organism produces it?

Chemical Structure

Discuss the chemical structure of the antibiotic molecule and what is known about the biochemical pathway by which it is produced.

Mode of action

Describe what is known about the mechanism of action of the antibiotic.


Summarize key points and future research.


[Sample reference] Takai, K., Sugai, A., Itoh, T., and Horikoshi, K. "Palaeococcus ferrophilus gen. nov., sp. nov., a barophilic, hyperthermophilic archaeon from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent chimney". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2000. Volume 50. p. 489-500.