actinomycete


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ac·tin·o·my·cete

 (ăk-tĭn′ō-mī′sēt, ăk′tə-nō-)
n.
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.

actinomycete

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

ac•tin•o•my•cete

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

n.
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.
[1915–20]
ac•tin`o•my•ce′tous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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)
Translations
actinomycète
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NPI-0052, an orally active, highly potent proteasome inhibitor in preclinical development, was discovered during the fermentation of Salinospora, a new marine Gram-positive actinomycete.
For example, the addition of kaolinite (1-20%) or montmorillonite (1-5%) to an agar medium containing cadmium reduced the toxicity of cadmium to fungi, bacteria, and an actinomycete (Babich and Stotzky 1977b; 1978).
Nereus' novel, small molecule NPI-0052 was discovered from a new marine-obligate gram-positive actinomycete (Salinispora tropica).
We will test the hypothesis that newly hatched ants always start their adult lives with a native vertically acquired actinomycete strain but obtain more complex biofilm cultures after they begin foraging outside the nest.
Cameron Currie, a microbial ecologist then at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, discovered ten years ago that leaf-cutting ants carry colonies of actinomycete bacteria on their bodies.
It was found in a sample from the Sea of Japan, and is called actinomycete.
Still other DNA-sequence databases under development at NCAUR include one for Bacillus bacteria and another for agriculturally and industrially important species of the actinomycete Streptomyces.
NPI-0052 was derived from a marine-obligate gram-positive actinomycete (Salinispora tropica).
Casing soils also contained a high level of yeast, mold and actinomycete populations.
Newcastle microbiologist Dr Jem Stach believes the discovery of actinomycete ( from which an antibiotic called abyssomicin C has been made ( is especially important.
After measuring the gases, the researchers counted the microbes - fungal hyphae and actinomycete filaments - in both a woodland and cropped soil.