1984 Volume 37 Issue 4 Pages 309-317
Actinoplanes sp. ATCC 33076 is a new strain that was found to produce an antibiotic, designated A-16686, which is a complex of three closely-related polypeptides containing chlorinated phenyl moieties and D-mannose. Both the complex and the single fractions possess a good activity against Gram-positive bacteria. A-16686 specifically inhibits the synthesis of the bacterial cell wall.