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Definition of the noun actinomycete

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noun - plural: actinomycetes

  1. any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales

Alternative definition of the noun actinomycete

noun

  1. 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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Google previewAlcamo's Microbes and Society (2011)

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 ...

Google previewComprehensive Natural Products Chemistry (1999)

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 ...

Google previewIntroduction to Plant Diseases (2012)

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 ...

Google previewMicrobes 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 ...

Google previewConcise Illustrated Dictionary of Biocontrol Terms (2015)

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 ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia 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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Products, Supplement 4 (1997)

by John Buckingham

by a nocardioform actinomycete. Inhibitor of HIV-l and -2 reverse transcriptase. Cytotoxic agent. Similar to Luzopeptin C, L~00900.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology, Four-Volume Set (2000)

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 ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Actinomycete Any member of the order ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

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 ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

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 ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

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, ...

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary (2005)

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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Actinomycete Meaning

Video shows what actinomycete means. Any of various filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria, of the order Actinomycetales, that resemble fungi.

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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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