Germicidin A is a pyranone isolated from Streptomyces sp. in 1993. Germicidin A is an extremely potent autoregulator of the sporulation of the producing strain and spores of closely related species. Inhibition is detected down to 0.1ng/ml and is orders of magnitude more potent than a diverse range of antibiotics.
Germicidin A from Streptomyces sp.
Soluble in ethanol, methanol, DMF or DMSO. Moderate water solubility.
Storage and Stability:
Lyophilized powder may be stored at -20 degrees C. Stable for 12 months at -20 degrees C. Reconstitute with DMSO. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.