Volume 37 (1984) Issue 12 Pages 1528-1535
Three Gram-negative bacteria produce new cephem antibiotics, named cephabacins, with unique 3-side chains. Cephabacins include F group antibiotics with a 7-formylamino substituent and H group antibiotics without the substituent. The producing bacteria were taxonomically characterized and designated as Lysobacter lactamgenus sp. nov. YK-90 and Xanthomonas lactamgena sp. nov. YK-278 and YK-280.