A-factor

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A-factor

(Science: molecular biology) a protein which is found in the bacterial genus streptomyces that helps start the production of streptomycin and the process of morphological differentiation.

It is used in biotechnology to induce these functions in mutant strains of streptomyces that cannot produce it themselves.

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