actinomycete

Definitions of actinomycete
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n any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales

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streptomyces
aerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin)
Streptomyces erythreus
source of the antibiotic erythromycin
Streptomyces griseus
source of the antibiotic streptomycin
Streptomyces scabies, potato scab bacteria
cause of a potato disease characterized by brownish corky tissue
Type of:
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria
a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella

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