Bacillin


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bacillin

 

an antibiotic produced by the hay bacillus (Bacillus subtilis). Chemically, a polypeptide. It acts on gram-positive (staphylococci) and gram-negative (Escherichia coli) bacteria. It is not widely used because it is neutralized in the presence of blood proteins and serum proteins.

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