Natamycin is a polyene antibiotic. Polyene antibiotics are produced from a Streptomyces species. They collaborate with fungal corpuscle membrane, sterols, primarily ergosterol, which causes added permeability of corpuscle bank that leads to corpuscle lysis.
Natamycin is aswell accepted as pimaricin. It is a by itself occurring antifungal abettor produced during beverage by the bacillus Streptomyces natalensis, frequently begin in soil.
Natamycin is a white or chicken powder. It is actual abiding at allowance temperature; the solubility is actual low in baptize and in a lot of amoebic solvents. Only 50mg natamycin can be attenuated in 1 L authentic baptize at allowance temperature. This low solubility makes it actual acceptable for use on the surfaces of food. Natamycin will break on apparent of the food, area a lot of moulds and yeasts may grow, but does not access the accustomed advance of beverage inside.