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Definition of the noun actinomycete
What does actinomycete mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: actinomycetes
- any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
- domain: animal / animate being / beast / brute / creature / fauna
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- more generic terms: eubacteria / eubacterium / true bacteria = a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls
- more specific word: streptomyces = aerobic bacteria
- member of: Actinomycetales / order Actinomycetales = filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria
Alternative definition of the noun actinomycete
- Any of various filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria, of the order Actinomycetales, that resemble fungi. Some actinomycetes are pathogens and some are sources of antibiotics.
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by Benjamin S. Weeks, Benjamin Weeks
For example, a mycologist is one who studies fungi; a mycosis is a fungal disease; an actinomycete is a funguslike bacterium; and Mycobacteriumis a genus of bacteria that appear in cultures as funguslike threads. FIGURE8.2 Structure of ...
by Derek Barton, O. Meth-Cohn
Since Actinomycete is a very important family of microorganisms in the pharmaceutical and fermentation industries, it has a long history ...
Identification and Management by George B. Lucas, Lee Campbell
(An actinomycete is a bacterium that forms branching filaments.) This antibiotic also can be used to control disease caused by some bacteria in animals and humans. Bacterial diseases also can be managed by reducing wounding or damage ...
Microbes and Society (2008)
by Benjamin S. Weeks, I. Edward Alcamo
For example, a mycologist is one who studies fungi; a mycosis is a fungal disease; an actinomycete is a funguslike bacterium; and Mycobacterium is a genus of bacteria that appear in cultures as funguslike threads. Structure of Fungi When a ...
by Vladimir V. Gouli, Svetlana Y. Gouli, Jose A.P. Marcelino
Polynactins microbial acaricide manufactured by fermentation of the actinomycete Streptomyces aureus. Target pests are spider mites such as the carmine spider mite, Tetranychus cinnabarinus; two-spotted mite, T. urticae, and the European ...
by Michael Allaby
actinomycete. See ACTINOBACTERIA. actinorrhiza. See ROOTNODULE. actinostele. A *monostele type of *protostele in which the crosssection of the * xylem is starshaped or lobed. Compare HYPOPHLOIC HAPLOSTELE, HAPLOSTELE, and ...
Encyclopedia of Caves (2012)
by William B. White, David C. Culver
White actinomycete colonies with condensation, Cascade Cave, Kentucky.
Gold and white actinomycete colonies forming in the upper portion of a cave passage, approximately 1 m across, that is not (A) Floating microbial mats in ...
by John Buckingham
by a nocardioform actinomycete. Inhibitor of HIV-l and -2 reverse transcriptase. Cytotoxic agent. Similar to Luzopeptin C, L~00900.
by Martin Alexander, Barry R. Bloom, David A. Hopwood, Roger Hull, Barbara H. Iglewski, Allen I. Laskin, Stephen G. Oliver, Moselio Schaechter, William C. Summers
Recovery of actinomycetes from aquatic habitats may be maximized by sampling surface foam rather than the water because it has been demonstrated that actinomycete species and other bacteria can be concentrated 100- to 1000fold in river ...
by Pei-Show Juo
Actinomycete Any member of the order ...
by Robert Alan Lewis
actinomycete. Actinomycetaceae. a family of mold-like bacteria (Order Actinomycetales) that are nonmotile, filamentous, branching. Gram- positive, and mostly anaerobic forms. They are widely distributed in soils and bottom sediments of ...
by American Heritage Dictionary
actinomycete changes brought about by disease or by repeated use or disuse of a body part (as in the building or atrophy of muscle tissue). The heritability of acquired characteristics was advocated by certain biological theorists like ...
by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
A bacterial aerobic actinomycete; a cause of nocardiosis. No-cardiop-sis (no-kar-de-op'sis) A genus of higher bacteria living in soil that cause subacute or chronic pneumonia, ...
by C. C. Lee
Actinomycete: A group of microorganisms, intermediate between bacteria and true fungi that usually produce a characteristic branched mycelium. These organisms are responsible for the earthy smell of compost (RCRA/management- 04).
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Video shows what actinomycete means. Any of various filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria, of the order Actinomycetales, that resemble fungi.
Scrabble value of A1C3T1I1N1O1M3Y4C3E1T1E1
The value of this 12-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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