(literally 'ray fungi') filamentous bacteria that have sometimes been classified as Fungi Imperfecti. Actinomycetes typically are saprobes (especially in soil) but a few are pathogenic to man, animals, and plants.
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A group of microorganisms apparently intermediate between bacteria and fungi, and classified as either. Characterised by fine hyphae, usually less than 1.0 µm in diameter, that readily break into fragments resembling bacterial cells. Gram-positive, irregularly staining filamentous bacteria wi...
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Actinomycetes: A group of gram-positive bacteria (order Actinomycetales) that produce various bioactive agents including antibiotics, enzymes, and vitamins. Streptomyces belong to this bacterial order.
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<bacteria> Gram-positive bacteria that can form branching filaments. They may form true mycelia or produce conidiospores. ... (13 Nov 1997) ...
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Group of filamentous microorganisms that are intermediate between bacteria and fungi.
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The Actinomycetes are a group of Gram-positive mostly anaerobic non-motile bacteria. All species are fungus-like, with filamentous cells producing reproductive spores on aerial branches similar to the spores of certain moulds. The group includes bacteria of the genera Actinomyces, some species of wh...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ak′ti-nō-mī-sē′tēz Definitions: 1. A term used to refer to members of the genus Actinomyces; sometimes improperly used to refer to any member of the family Actinomycetaceae or order Actinomycetales.
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