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'''Ansamycins''' is a family of secondary metabolites that show [[antimicrobial]] activity against many [[gram-positive]] and some [[gram-negative]] bacteria and includes various compounds among which: [[streptovaricins]] and [[rifamycins]] <ref>{{cite journal |author=Wehrli, W.; Staehelin, M. |journal=Bacteriol. Rev. |title=Actions of the rifamycins |volume=35 |pages=290 |year=1971}}</ref>. In addition, these compounds demonstrate antiviral activity towards bacteriophages and [[poxviruses]].