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n. pl. streptomyces
Any of various actinomycetes of the genus Streptomyces, found chiefly in soil and including several species that produce antibiotics.

[New Latin Streptomycēs, genus name : strepto- + Greek mukēs, fungus.]


(ˌstrɛptəʊˈmaɪsiːz) or


(Biology) biology any bacterium which is a member of the genus Streptomyces, which includes some species useful in the production of antibiotics


(ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ siz)

n., pl. -ces.
any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, certain species of which produce antibiotics.
[< New Latin (1943), = strepto- + Greek mýkēs fungus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.streptomyces - aerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin)
actinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
genus Streptomyces - type genus of the family Streptomycetaceae
Streptomyces erythreus - source of the antibiotic erythromycin
Streptomyces griseus - source of the antibiotic streptomycin
potato scab bacteria, Streptomyces scabies - cause of a potato disease characterized by brownish corky tissue
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Rapamycin, an antifungal, anticancer, and immune-suppressing compound secreted by the bacterium Streptomyces hygroscopicus, is the basis for an anti-aging drug being developed by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis.
In 1974, Omura discovered in the vicinity of a Japanese golf course a soil bacterium called Streptomyces avermitilis that makes a compound called avermectin.
32029 A>G (SNP5) also could not be genotyped by the natural restriction or economic restriction endonuclease, the other reverse primer was designed to form new restriction endonuclease Streptomyces achromogenes (ScaII) (CCGCGG) point.
Tacrolimus (FK506) is a macrolide lactone immunosuppressive drug discovered from a soil sample that contained the bacterium Streptomyces tsukubaensis in 1984 by Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Co.
Majority of the strains that are able to degrade PHB belong to different taxa such as Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, Streptomyces and fungi [17].
Members of the genus Streptomyces are known to produced a wide variety of nitro-containing metabolites such as: antibiotics (Ehrlich et al.
Three actinomycetes isolates that showed high antagonistic activity and enhanced plant growth in greenhouse were characterized morphologically following the directions given by the International Streptomyces Project (ISP) [15] and Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology [16].
And as well as hunting in extreme places, there is a lot more scientists can do to explore the potential of better-known bacteria, such as species of Streptomyces found in the soil, long a rich source of antibiotics.
STS originally was isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces staurosporeus in 1977.
Among their topics are cultural factors affecting heavy metal removal by actinobacteria, activating silent genes in actinobacteria by exploiting metal stress, cadmium bioremediation by a resistant Streptomyces strain, the biodegradation of pesticides by actinobacteria and their possible application in bio-bed systems, and metabolic diversity and flexibility for hydrocarbon biodegradation by Rhodococcus.
For example, rapamycin, an immune-suppressor used to prevent transplant rejection, is produced by the bacterium Streptomyces hygroscopicus.
Fenical's team in the Scripps Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, working in conjunction with San Diego-based Trius Therapeutics, used an analytical technique known as spectroscopy to decipher the unusual structure of a molecule from a microscopic species known as Streptomyces.