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Streptomyces

 [strep″to-mi´sēz]
a genus of bacteria, usually soil forms, but occasionally parasitic on plants and animals, and notable as the source of various antibiotics, e.g., the tetracyclines.
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Streptomyces

(strep'tō-mī'sēz),
A genus of nonmotile, aerobic, gram-positive bacteria (family Streptomycetaceae) that grow in the form of a many-branched mycelium; conidia are produced in chains on aerial hyphae. These organisms (several hundred species in the genus) are predominantly saprophytic soil forms; some are parasitic on plants or animals; many produce antibiotics. The type species is Streptomyces albus.
[strepto- + G. mykēs, fungus]
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streptomyces

(strĕp′tə-mī′sēz)
n. pl. streptomyces
Any of various actinomycetes of the genus Streptomyces, found chiefly in soil and including several species that produce antibiotics.
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Strep·to·my·ces

(strep'tō-mī'sēz)
A genus of nonmotile, aerobic, gram-positive bacteria that grow in the form of a much-branched mycelium; conidia are produced in chains on aerial hyphae. These organisms (several hundred species in the genus) are predominantly saprophytic soil forms; some are parasitic on plants or animals; many produce antibiotics. The type species is S. albus.
[strepto- + G. mykēs, fungus]
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Streptomyces

a GENUS of Gram-positive BACTERIA (see GRAM'S STAIN in the ACTINOMYCETES group. Streptomyces species are common inhabitants of SOIL, though they are found in a diversity of habitats. They have a mycelial (see MYCELIUM growth form and reproduce by the formation of SPORES at the tips of aerial HYPHAE. They are AEROBES and can use a wide range of organic compounds as CARBON and ENERGY sources. Often they produce EXTRACELLULAR ENZYMES that enable them to utilize various materials such as STARCH, CELLULOSE and CHITIN. They produce more than half of all known ANTIBIOTICS, and certain species are commercially important. The antibiotic STREPTOMYCIN is produced by Streptomyces griseus.
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Strep·to·my·ces

(strep'tō-mī'sēz)
Genus of nonmotile, aerobic, gram-positive bacteria that grows as a many-branched mycelium.
[strepto- + G. mykēs, fungus]
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