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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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Rhizosphere-competent isolates of streptomycete and nonstreptomycete actinomycetes capable of producing cell-wall-degrading enzymes to control Pythium aphanidermatum damping-off disease of cucumber.
Cao L, Qiu Z, You J, Tan H, Zhou S (2005) Isolation and characterization of endophytic streptomycete antagonists of fusarium wilt pathogen from surface-sterile banana roots.
Kayser et al., "Anti-cancer and antibacterial trioxacarcins with high anti-malaria activity from a marine streptomycete and their absolute stereochemistry," Journal of Antibiotics, vol.
Taxonomy of the producing streptomycete and isolation of the active principle," The Journal of Antibiotics, vol.
L-asparaginase production by Streptomycete and optimization of production parameters.
Characterization and antimicrobial activity of the bioactive metabolites in streptomycete isolates.
Examples include salinamides A and B, which are depsipeptides produced by a marine streptomycete [23]; the cyclomarins, which are cyclic peptides that are also produced by a marine streptomycete [24]; lobophorins A and B, which are complex macrolides isolated from marine actinomycete cultures [25]; mangicols A and B, which are sesterterpenes isolated from the marine fungus Fusarium heterosporum [26]; and mycoepoxidiene, which is produced by a fungus in the genus Diaporthe [27].
Shabala, "Plant cell growth and ion flux responses to the streptomycete phytotoxin thaxtomin A: Calcium and hydrogen flux patterns revealed by the non-invasive MIFE technique," Plant and Cell Physiology, vol.
The sequencing of the complete genomes of some Streptomycete species revealed the presence of a large number of "cryptic" secondary metabolic gene clusters, and led to the realization that these organisms have the ability to produce many more natural products than had previously been recognized [3, 4].
Hainanmycin is an ionophore from one of the fermentation products of a rare streptomycete, Streptomyces padanus var dangfangeus, which is isolated from soil samples collected in Hainan province of China.
The results of the primary antimicrobial screening assays indicated that, KGG32 was the most antagonistic streptomycete strain with an inhibition zones ranged from 12-34 mm against eleven human pathogenic bacteria