Microbial Production of Penicillin- Definition, Biosynthesis, Process, Uses

Microbial Production of Penicillin

What is Penicillin? Alexander Fleming in September 1928 accidentally discovered Penicillin. He found that the fungus, Penicillium notatum prevented the growth of bacteria, Staphylococcus spp.. Later Clutterbuck and his colleagues in 1932 studied the nature of Penicillin and found it as an organic acid that dissolves into the organic solvent at low PH. Chain et al in 1940 cultured fungus and extracted powdered form of Penicillin. Later, at the time of the second world war, Penicillin production was done and … Read more