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A bacterium that occurs chiefly in soil as aerobic saprophytes resembling molds, several of which are important sources of antibiotics.
- ‘This applies not only for molecules with an antibiotic activity like in the case of streptomycetes but also for compounds that may play a role in cell processes like signaling and communication.’
- ‘In nature, tetracycline is produced by streptomycetes, moldlike bacteria commonly found in soils.’
- ‘The number of genes encoding Nudix hydrolases varies widely, from zero in most Mycoplasma species to around 30 in streptomycetes.’
1950s: anglicized singular of modern Latin Streptomyces, from strepto- twisted + Greek mukēs, mukēt- fungus.
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