A-factor is a protein
which is found in the bacteria
l genus Streptomyces.
helps start the production of the antibiotic streptomycin
and the process of morphological differentiation
reactions. It is used in biotechnology
these reactions in the cells of mutant
strains of Streptomyces
that can't produce it naturally
From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.