Corynecin II is a member of a naturally-occurring complex of chloramphenicol-like acyl nitrophenylpropylamines isolated from Corynebacterium hydrocarboclastus in 1972. Corynecin II is active against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. Although less potent than chloramphenicol, corynecin II shows a similar species selectivity.
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