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Actinomycetales

(Order)

Overview

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Taxonomy

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The Order Actinomycetales is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Acidothermaceae

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Actinomycetaceae

Actinomycetaceae is a family of bacteria in the order Actinomycetales that contains the medically important genus Actinomyces. [more]

Brevibacteriaceae

Brevibacterium is a genus of bacteria of the order Actinomycetales. They are Gram-positive soil organisms. It is the sole genus in the family Brevibacteriaceae. [more]

Corynebacteriaceae

Corynebacterium (k?r"u-ne-bak-ter'e-um, ku-rin'u-) is a genus of Gram-positive rod-shaped bacteria. They are widely distributed in nature and are mostly innocuous. Some are useful in industrial settings such as . Others can cause human disease. C. diphtheriae, for example, is the pathogen responsible for diphtheria. [more]

Gordoniaceae

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Microbacteriaceae

Microbacteriaceae is a family of bacteria of the order Actinomycetales. They are Gram-positive soil organisms. [more]

Micrococcaceae

The family Micrococcaceae includes bacterial genera of Gram positive cocci that inhabit the air and skin such as Micrococcus luteus. [more]

Micromonosporaceae

Micromonosporaceae is a family of bacteria of the order Actinomycetales. They are gram-positive, spore-forming soil organisms that form a true mycelium. [more]

Mycobacteriaceae

Mycobacterium is a genus of Actinobacteria, given its own family, the Mycobacteriaceae. The genus includes pathogens known to cause serious diseases in mammals, including tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and leprosy (Mycobacterium leprae). The Greek prefix "myco?" means fungus, alluding to the way mycobacteria have been observed to grow in a mould-like fashion on the surface of liquids when cultured. [more]

Nocardiaceae

The Nocardiaceae are a family of aerobic, non-fastidious, high G+C, Gram-positive actinomycetes that are commonly found in soil and water. Members of this family have been isolated from Antarctic soils. Nocardiaceae present coccobacilli, filamentous or, rarely, fragmented and palisading forms, and filamentous species grow in a branching morphological pattern similar to fungal hyphae. [more]

Nocardioidaceae

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Pseudonocardiaceae

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Sporichthyaceae

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Streptomycetaceae

Streptomycetaceae is a family of Actinobacteria, making up to the monotypic suborder Streptomycineae. It includes the important genus Streptomyces. This was the original source of many antibiotics, namely streptomycin. Streptomycin was the first antibiotic against tuberculosis. [more]

Streptosporangiaceae

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Thermomonosporaceae

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At least 67 species and subspecies belong to the Family Thermomonosporaceae.

More info about the Family Thermomonosporaceae may be found here.

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Last Revised: October 04, 2013
2013/10/04 06:02:17