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bacitracin

(băs'ĭtrā`sĭn), antibioticantibiotic,
any of a variety of substances, usually obtained from microorganisms, that inhibit the growth of or destroy certain other microorganisms. Types of Antibiotics
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 produced by a strain of the bacterial species Bacillus subtilis. It is widely used for topical therapy such as for skin and eye infections; it is effective against gram-positive bacteria, including strains of staphylococcus that are resistant to penicillinpenicillin,
any of a group of chemically similar substances obtained from molds of the genus Penicillium that were the first antibiotic agents to be used successfully in the treatment of bacterial infections in humans.
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 (see Gram's stainGram's stain,
laboratory staining technique that distinguishes between two groups of bacteria by the identification of differences in the structure of their cell walls. The Gram stain, named after its developer, Danish bacteriologist Christian Gram, has become an important tool
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). Bacitracin is toxic to humans and is no longer used internally.

bacitracin

[‚bas·ə′trās·ən]
(microbiology)
A group of polypeptide antibiotics produced by Bacillus licheniformis.
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Most data on the effectiveness of topical antibiotics focus on bacitracin, fusidic acid (not available in the United States), and mupirocin.
Sensitivity of Streptococcus pyogenes was confirmed with no growth against bacitracin disc.
The most common positive patch test was for bacitracin (44 tests), followed by neomycin (29) and tixocortol-21-pivalate (19).
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The present study is focused on the optimization of different parameters for the production of bacitracin using synthetic medium by Bacillus licheniformis UV-MN-HN-8.