Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various actinomycetes of the genus Streptomyces, including several strains that produce antibiotics.

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  • n. Any of several bacteria, of the genus Streptomyces, found in soil, several of which produce antibiotics.

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  • n. aerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin)

Etymologies

New Latin Streptomycēs, genus name : strepto- + Greek mukēs, fungus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The grain used to make the fermented gruel contained the soil bacteria streptomyces, which produces tetracycline.

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  • However, when researchers realized that streptomyces also manufactures lankamycin, they became curious whether the two drugs might help each other.

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  • Individually, lankacidin and lankamycin, two antibiotics produced naturally by the microbe streptomyces, are marginally effective in warding off pathogens, says Alexander Mankin, professor and associate director of the UIC Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and lead investigator of the portion of the study conducted at UIC.

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  • When researchers realized that streptomyces also manufactures lankamycin, they became curious whether the two drugs might help each other.

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  • Individually, lankacidin and lankamycin, two antibiotics produced naturally by the microbe streptomyces, are marginally effective in warding off pathogens.

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  • And several other groups have focused on antibiotic properties of streptomyces, a marine bacterium effective against MRSA and three examples.

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  • In fact, the bacteria discovered by UA comes from a bacterium group, streptomyces, that produces about 70 percent of antibiotics.

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  • Although not al) microbes are capable of producing enzymes (amylases) that attack starch, amylases have been found in many species of bacteria, streptomyces, yeasts, and moulds.

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