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 (ə-mē′nō-glī′kə-sīd′, ăm′ə-)
Any of a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as streptomycin, derived from species of Streptomyces or Micromonospora bacteria and used to treat infections caused by gram-negative bacteria.
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Adult flies were kept in fine mesh screen cages (30 x 30 x 30 cm) and provided with a liquid diet containing water, sugar and brewer's hydrolyzed yeast (Tzanakakis 1971) with access also to solid diet containing hydrolyzed brewer's yeast, sugar, dried egg yolk powder and streptomycin sulfate (Tsitsipis & Kontos 1983).
Across each of the egg densities tested, the proportion of embryos with impaired development was significantly greater in aquaria treated with tetracycline-erythromycin when compared with control aquaria and aquaria that received the same dosage of streptomycin sulfate.
Of special interest was the discovery of the synergistic actions of ND-497 with neomycin sulfate, streptomycin sulfate or polymyxin B sulfate.