Published Online: 15 APR 2003
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Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Sundin, G. W. 2003. Tetracycline. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
The tetracyclines are a group of compounds with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity against a diverse range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Most of the important tetracyclines are bacteriostatic in vitro, inhibiting cell growth by reversibly binding ribosomes and inhibiting protein synthesis. The first tetracycline, aureomycin, was discovered by a plant pathologist, B.M. Duggar, in the late 1940s. The use of oxytetracycline for plant disease control began in the early 1950s with the introduction of Agrimycin.
- plant disease control;
- fire blight management;