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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.]
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(ˌstrɛptəʊˈmaɪsiːz) or


(Biology) biology any bacterium which is a member of the genus Streptomyces, which includes some species useful in the production of antibiotics
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(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]
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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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The active ingredient in Actinovate, another organic fungicide, is a different soil-occurring bacterium, Streptomyces lydicus.
The spectinomycin is one of the essential medicine listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is made by Streptomyces spectabilis with bacteriostatic activity.
By 1943, Albert Schatz, a PhD student working in Waksman's laboratory, had isolated streptomycin from Streptomyces griseus (from the Greek strepto- ["twisted"] + mykes ["fungus"] and the Latin griseus, "gray").
But researchers from Swansea University Medical School have discovered a previously unknown bacteria, Streptomyces sp.
They are also focusing on environments where well-known antibiotic producers like Streptomyces can be found.
In respect to strain M2-2, it was found to be closely related to Streptomyces sp.
14 was most closely related to Streptomyces mutabilis with similarity of 97%, strain No.
3-Amino-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde (6a) is an intermediate of grixazone synthesis in Streptomyces griseus (a species of soil Actinomycetes), and aryl amine group is acetylated by cytosolic enzymes; arylamine N-acetyltransferases (NATs).
Common scab of potato caused by bacterium Streptomyces scabies is an important disease of potato found throughout potato cultivated areas of the world (Rauf, 2002).
mutans strains were isolated from carious lesions on Mitis Salivarius Bacitracin agar along with twenty potentially active Streptomyces strains were isolated from the soil of agriculture farmlands.
Certain microbes5 (Streptomyces, Rhobdococcus, etc) can reduce the uptake of heavy metals, such as arsenic, by rice and other plants.
These bacteria (known as Streptomyces) secrete a chemical called geosmin when they produce spores.