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actinobacterium

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various gram-positive bacteria of the phylum Actinobacteria, which includes bacteria that live in the soil and in the digestive tract, as well as pathogens such as those that cause tuberculosis and leprosy. Some actinobacteria are used to produce antibiotics and certain dairy products.

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  • noun Any member of the Actinobacteria

Etymologies

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

[From New Latin Actīnobactēria, phylum name : Actīnomykēs, type genus of the phylum; see actinomyces + bacterium.]

Examples

  • Jenke-Kodama H, Borner T, Dittmann E (2006) Natural biocombinatorics in the polyketide synthase genes of the actinobacterium Streptomyces avermitilis.

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

  • Jenke-Kodama H, Borner T, Dittmann E (2006) Natural biocombinatorics in the polyketide synthase genes of the actinobacterium Streptomyces avermitilis.

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

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