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FIRST - Aureomycin - Columbia, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 56.532 W 092° 19.310
15S E 558771 N 4310581
Quick Description: The first tetracycline type antibiotic Aureomycin was derived from a fungus from a soil sample from Sanborn Field on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2008 7:38:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM3MHE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:

Aureomycin Originated Here

The fungus, Streptomyces aureofaciens, strain A377, was isolated by Dr. B.W Duggar from a soil sample from this field, Plot 23, in timothy continuously without soil treatment since 1888.

The sample was one of a dozen sent to the Lederle Laboratories, Pearl River, New York in August 1945, by Wm. A. Albrecht.  The isolation from Plot 23 was made the "type" for the original description and the ancestral parent of all improved strains used by the American Cyanamid Company in production of Aureomycin, now in world-wide distribution.

This reference soil sample was placed in the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C., with special ceremonies on the tenth anniversary of the announcement of the discovery of this compound, October 15, 1958.

This plaque was erected June 1959 ~ text of plaque

FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 10/15/1948

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