Micromonospora Echinospora is a strain of bacteria which can be found in both soil and water. Micromonospora Echinospora does not have a common name and it helps produce an antibiotic called Calicheamicin. Calicheamicin is used as an anti-tumor reagent. It is an extremely potent antibiotic which is toxic to bacteria, fungi, viruses, and eukaryotic cells and organisms so in order for it to be beneficial it must be targeted at the cancer cells. Calicheamicin is produced by taking an isolated nucleic acid molecule from Micromonospora echinospora.