Antibiotics of the Future
Three derivatives of one Streptomyces species showing variations in morphological development and pigment production. In this issue, Rebecca Devine, Matthew Hutchings and Neil Holmes explore how the use of new technologies, including improved culture-dependent and -independent techniques, combined with searching underexplored environments, promises to identify a new generation of antibiotics from actinomycete bacteria such as Streptomyces. See pages 1–12 for further details. Image kindly provided by Paul A. Hoskisson (University of Strathclyde, UK).