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a polypeptide antibiotic (similar to bacitracin) obtained from a soil bacterium

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Subtilin is a small peptide antibiotic of 32 amino acids produced by B.
Upon addition of subtilin the system is activated and a protein can be produced either intracellularly or secreted into the the growth medium.
Lantibiotics, including sublancin and subtilin, are peptides naturally produced by harmless bacteria as part of their natural defense system to protect against other pathogenic bacteria.
But notable exceptions to this rule are nisin and subtilin which exhibit bacterial activity against gram-positive bacteria.