1963 Volume 16 Issue 4 Pages 152-154
A strain isolated from a soil sample collected from a field at Origuchi, Akune City, Kagoshima-Ken was shake-cultured in a medium containing starch, glucose, peptone and meat extract, and the culture filtrate exhibited inhibition diameters of 13.5 mm to Staph. aureus 209P, 22.0 mm to Mycobacterium 607 and 19.0mm to M. phlei. As reported in another paper by Akita et al.1), the antibiotic was isolated and named labilomycin. This paper describes characters of the strain producing this antibiotic.