Ul-Hassan, A. and Wellington, E. M. H. (Elizabeth M. H.) (2009) Actinobacteria. In: Encyclopedia of Microbiology. Elsevier, pp. 25-44. ISBN 978-0-12-373944-5Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373944-5.00044-4
The actinobacteria encompass a well-defined clade of high GC bacteria, the members of which have a wide range of niches. Representatives of the group can be found in a diversity of habitats, which include soil, rhizosphere, and marine and freshwater systems. Several are important human and animal pathogens with a limited number being pathogenic to plants. The vast majority of Actinobacteria are important saprophytes capable of breaking down a wide range of plant and animal debris in the process of decomposition. Some genera such as Streptomyces and Micromonospora are renowned for their prolific production of a diverse range of bioactive metabolites, including antibiotics, enzymes, enzyme inhibitors, signalling molecules, and immunomodulators.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Third Edition)|
|Book Title:||Encyclopedia of Microbiology|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 25-44|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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