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 (ăk-tĭn′ō-mī′sēt, ăk′tə-nō-)
Any of various spore-forming, chiefly filamentous bacteria of the order Actinomycetales that are abundant in soil. Some species produce natural antibiotics, and some are human pathogens.


(Microbiology) any bacterium of the group Actinomycetes, usually filamentous in form
[C20: from actino- + -mycete]


(ækˌtɪn oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌæk tə noʊ-)

any of several rod-shaped or filamentous, aerobic or anaerobic bacteria of the phylum Chlamydobacteriae, or in some classification schemes, the order Actinomycetales, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and animals.
ac•tin`o•my•ce′tous, adj.
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Noun1.actinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetalesactinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
Actinomycetales, order Actinomycetales - filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria
streptomyces - aerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin)
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In nature, most nitrate reducers are found in Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Firmicutes, and Cyanobacteria (Bru et al.
The plants normally attract Actinobacteria and Firmicutes bacteria, but the soil around their roots have less Acidobacteria, Bacteroidetes and Verrucomicrobia than surrounding soil, Sarah Lebeis of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and colleagues discovered.
Fungus-farming attine ants are an excellent model system to address this question experimentally as they form complex associations with antibiotic-producing actinobacteria (from the genus Pseudonocardia) that they grow on their cuticle.
Antitumor activity of actinobacteria isolated in marine sediment from Todos Santos Bay, Baja California, Mexico.
Her oldest subject is a soil sample from the Siberian permafrost, which contains actinobacteria that have been around for half a million years.
In general, the oral microbiome is diverse, and oral wash samples (surrogates for the oral flora) from 20 healthy subjects analyzed using high-throughput methods revealed the presence of 5 major phyla (Firmicutes, Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Actinobacteria, and Fusobacteria) and that Streptococcus, Veillonella, Leptotrichia, Prevotella, and Haemophilus genera were the most abundant.
Predominant phyla in average community compositions were Firmicutes, Actinobacteria and Bacteriodetes with no significant change in phylum level before and after intervention.
A number of marine actinobacteria has also been found to have larvicidal, ovicidal and repellent properties against the species (61).
Dominating the bacterial communities were a core microbiome of taxa including Actinobacteria, Alpha-, Beta- and Gamma-Proteobacteria and Sphingobacteria.
The relative abundance of sequences from identified genera was highest for the phyla Actinobacteria, and Proteobacteria (Fig.
The recent study examined that Actinobacteria being the most predominant from roots and rhizosfer soils of Lasiurus sindicus, based on analysis of nifH sequences showed close similarity to cultivated diazotrophs like Azospirillum brasilense and Rhizobium sp.
The phyla Fusobacteria and Actinobacteria were also found >1.