Macrolide antibiotic produced by Streptomyces violaceoniger from the soil of Sri Lanka.
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Individually, lankacidin and lankamycin, two antibiotics produced naturally by the microbe streptomyces, are marginally effective in warding off pathogens.
Lankacidin and lankamycin act upon the ribosomes, the protein-synthesizing factories of the cell.
When researchers realized that streptomyces also manufactures lankamycin, they became curious whether the two drugs might help each other.