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Thursday, October 21, 2004

Streptomyces


Streptomyces can form unique spores even in the presence of numerous antibiotics. They are the most successful bacterium in the Order Actinomycetales. They are found worldwide in soil and are important in soil ecology. In fact, much of the earthly smell of soil are given off by the Strptomyces species. They are also found in the medical industry because they synthesize antibiotics. They can eat almost anything, including sugars, alcohols, amino acids, and organic acids.
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Work cited: University of Leicester- Department of Microbiology and Immunology



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