A new species of bacteria is described for which the name is proposed. The organism produces new aminoglycoside antibiotics, the sannamycin complex. The species is characterized by its gray spore mass color, coiled spore chains, spores with smooth surfaces, nonchromogenicity, and carbon utilization pattern. It differs from known streptomycetes on the basis of its carbon utilization characteristics and its production of the sannamycin complex of antibiotics. The type strain of is strain KC-7038, which was deposited at the American Type Culture Collection under the number 31530.


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