Definitions of actinomycete

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

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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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