Caption: Rifamycin (antibiotic) crystals. The rifamycins are a group of antibiotics which are synthesized either naturally by the actinomycete bacterium, Amycolatopsis mediterranei (formerly known as Streptomyces mediterranei), or artificially. Rifamycins are particularly effective against mycobacteria, and are therefore used to treat leprosy, tuberculosis, and mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infections. The rifamycin group includes the following drugs: Rifamycin A, Rifamycin B, Rifamycin C, Rifamycin D, Rifampicin, Rifabutin, Rifapentine.
Magnification*: x25
Type: LM
Copyright 1985 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 860312-32,12.01.04,actinomycete bacterium,Amycolatopsis mediterranei,antibiotic,bacterial infection,bacterial infections,leprosy,MAC infection,mycobacterium avium complex infection,mycobacteria,rifamycin A,rifamycin,rifamycin C,rifamycin D,rifampicin,rifabutin,rifapentine,Streptomyces mediterranei,tuberculosis,LM