A strain of Bacillus polymyxa produced a new peptide antibiotic complex, named LI-F, composed of more than ten components. The components, antibiotics LI-F03, F04, F05, F07, and F08 were isolated from the complex by reversed phase HPLC. They are active against fungi, yeasts, and Gram-positive bacteria. The fast atom bombardment mass spectra revealed that the individual isolated antibiotics are still mixture of two homologous components, being very difficult to separate from each other.
Japan Antibiotics Research Association