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The avermectins are a complex of chemically related agents having potent anthelmintic activity, produced by a new species of actinomycete, Streptomyces avermitilis. The morphological and cultural characteristics which differentiate the producing organism from other species are described....

Burg, R. W.; Miller, B. M.; Baker, E. E.; Birnbaum, J.; Currie, A.; Hartman, R.; Kong, Y.-L.; Monigan, R. L.; Olson, G.; Putter, I.; Tunac, J. B.; Wallick, H.; Stapley, E. O.; Oiwa, R.; Omura, S.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 1979, 15, 3, pp 361-367