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actinomycetes.

Selman Abraham Waksman

actinomycetes.

by Selman Abraham Waksman

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Published by Bailliére, Tindall & Cox in Baltimore .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Selman A. Waksman and Hubert A. Lechevalier.
ContributionsLechevalier, Hubert A.
The Physical Object
Pagination430p.,ill.,26cm
Number of Pages430
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21742167M

  The revised Third Edition of The Prokaryotes, acclaimed as a classic reference in the field, offers new and updated articles by experts from around the world on taxa of relevance to medicine, ecology and industry. Entries combine phylogenetic and systematic data with insights into genetics, physiology and application. Existing entries have been revised to incorporate rapid progress and 5/5(1). Actinomycetes is a diverse and a large group of gram positive filamentous and/ or branching bacilli. Actinomycete organisms are bacteria and are usually handled in mycology since they are filamentous and may take few days to several weeks to grow.

The primary manifestation of actinomycetes infection is the development of a local abscesses. These include lung and abdominal abscesses as well as abscesses in the jaw and pelvis. Lesions are frequently mistaken for tumors. The group of gram-positive bacillary organisms broadly known as “aerobic actinomycetes” consists of a vast array of taxonomically heterogeneous and divergent genera. This chapter deals only with those genera having the most impact on human health care, i.e., those that usually affect primarily patients with immunocompromising conditions.

Actinomyces is a genus of the Actinobacteria class of are all gram-positive. Actinomyces species are facultatively anaerobic (except A. meyeri and A. israelii both obligate anaerobe), and they grow best under anaerobic conditions. Actinomyces species may form endospores, and, while individual bacteria are rod-shaped, Actinomyces colonies form fungus-like branched networks of : Actinobacteria. Actinomycetes live under the most diverse conditions, aerobic and anaerobic, at temperatures of 5–7°C and 45–70°C. Actinomycetes participate in diverse soil processes (ammonium fixation, decomposition of cellular tissue, and the synthesis and decomposition of humus).


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Actinomycetes by Selman Abraham Waksman Download PDF EPUB FB2

This research book presents a broad view of the current interest in actinomycetes, ranging from isolation/screening of actinomycetes, discovery of new antibiotics, a substantial contribution on genetic manipulation to actinomycetes in agriculture, forestry, and the.

In this section, we shall discuss three genera of actinomycetes: Actinomyces, Nocardia, and Streptomyces. These organisms have been shown to be higher bacteria, but they were thought to be fungi for many years because they have filamentous forms, to microns in diameter, which appear to branch (figure 1).

Actinomycetes are prokaryotic organisms that are classified as bacteria, but are unique enough to be discussed as an individual group. Actinomycete numbers are generally one to two orders of magnitude smaller than the total bacterial population (Table ).They are an important component of the bacterial community, especially under conditions of high pH, high temperature or water stress.

This book titled “A Closer Look at Actinomycetes” is a compilation of articles which deals with interesting topics such as “actinomycetes as microbial drug factories”, endophytic fungi from special habitats of Pakistan as well as strategies for exploration of actinomycetes diversity and the taxonomy of actinomycetes should be of great.

Actinobacteria is a phylum of gram-positive bacteria with high G+C content. Among gram-positive bacteria, actinobacteria exhibit the richest morphological differentiation, which is based on a filamentous degree of organization like filamentous fungi.

The actinobacteria morphological characteristics are basic foundation and information of phylogenetic by: This research book presents a broad view of the current interest in actinomycetes, ranging from isolation/screening of actinomycetes, discovery of new antibiotics, a substantial contribution on genetic manipulation to actinomycetes in agriculture, forestry, and the Author: Author Unknown.

This research book presents a broad view of the current interest in actinomycetes, ranging from isolation/screening of actinomycetes, discovery of new antibiotics, a substantial contribution on genetic manipulation to actinomycetes in agriculture, forestry, and the Reviews: 1.

Actinobacteria (actinomycetes) have been received much attention, as these bacteria produce a variety of natural drugs and other bioactive metabolites.

The distribution of actinomycetes in various natural habitats, including soil, ocean, extreme environments, plant, lichens and animals, is described. The collection and pretreatment of test samples from different sources, design principle of Cited by: 8.

dominant followed by the other organisms, such as Nocardia, Nocardiopsis, and Actinomycetes [4]. In the study of Nithya et al [5], morphologically distinguished culturable Actinobac‐.

The Actinobacteria are a phylum of Gram-positive can be terrestrial or aquatic. They are of great economic importance to humans because agriculture and forests depend on their contributions to soil systems. In soil, they behave much like fungi, helping to decompose the organic matter of dead organisms so the molecules can be taken up anew by plants.(unranked): Terrabacteria.

actinomycetes play a significant role in the production of various antimicrobial of actinomycetes in the discovery of novel compounds with activity against microorganisms has been realized, and hence opens exciting avenues in the field of biotechnology and biomedical research. A total of 83 actinomycetes were isolated and assigned to eight genera (Streptomyces, Micromonospora, Nocardia, Nocardiopsis, Nonomuraea, Saccharopolyspora, Pseudonocardia and Actinoalloteichus) on the basis of their 16S rDNA sequences and it was the first step toward better understanding of actinomycete community from solar saltern ponds in by: Actinomycete, (order Actinomycetales), any member of a heterogeneous group of gram-positive, generally anaerobic bacteria noted for a filamentous and branching growth pattern that results, in most forms, in an extensive colony, or mycelium in some species may break apart to form rod- or coccoid-shaped forms.

Many genera also form spores; the sporangia, or spore cases, may be found. WAKSMAN SA. Species concept among the actinomycetes with special reference to the genus Streptomyces. Bacteriol Rev. Mar; 21 (1):1– [PMC free article] ZAHNER H, ETTLINGER L.

Zur Systematik der Actinomyceten. III. Die Verwertung verschiedener Kohlenstoffquellen als Hilfsmittel der Artbestimmung innerhalb der Gattung by: Among four media and two treatments, the glucose arginine agar medium (18%) and heat treatment (%) showed maximum isolation rate of actinomycetes.

Preliminary characterization revealed that. Title. The actinomycetes. Waksman, Selman A. (Selman Abraham), Type. Book Material. Published material. Publication info. Introduction. Actinomycetes is a nontaxonomic term for a group of common soil microorganisms sometimes called "thread or ray bacteria." They are known for decomposing more resistant organic materials such as chitin, a complex sugar found in the outer skeleton of insects and mycetes are simple prokaryotic organisms that are gram positive, have a high G+C.

Genre/Form: Atlas: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Society for Actinomycetes Japan. ISBN: X OCLC Number: 2. Historical Review of Actinomycetes: The early exploratory studies by McCormack () and Alexopoulos and Herrick () were followed by the intensive studies by Professor S.

Waksman and his students () which culminated in the discovery of streptomycin and other new and potentially useful chemotherapeutic agents.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Waksman, Selman A. (Selman Abraham), Actinomycetes. Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins, (OCoLC).

The Actinomycetales are an order of Actinobacteria.A member of the order is often called an actinomycete. The actinomycetes are diverse and contain a variety of subdivisions, as well as yet-unclassified isolates, mainly because some genera are difficult to classify because of a highly niche-dependent example, Nocardia contains several phenotypes first believed to be distinct Class: Actinobacteria.Actinomycetes are called actinobacteria or high G + C rich Gram-positive filamentous bacteria due to their mycelium like (slender and branched) structures.

These filaments are long and it may fragment into much smaller units and less broad than that of the fungal mycelium usually to µm in diameter but sometimes reaches to µm in.Actinomycete definition is - any of an order (Actinomycetales) of filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria (such as the actinomyces and streptomyces).