Actinobacteria love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Bacteria — a group of gram-positive bacteria.
  • proper noun A taxonomic class within the phylum Actinobacteria.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word Actinobacteria.


  • SIBERIA: Actinobacteria At 500,000 years old, and long predating modern humans, these bacteria embody the existential philosophy behind Sussman's project, and the environmental caution that her work sounds.

    The oldest living organisms: ancient survivors with a fragile future

  • Then there's the Siberian Actinobacteria, between 400,000 - and 600,000-year-old specimens of which she made an image in a Copenhagen lab using digital optical microscopy.

    Earth's Real Senior Citizens

  • In the nose the majority of bacteria found were of the phyla Firmicutes and Actinobacteria and compared to other areas of the body that had been studied the distribution was most reminiscent of the skin.

    Infection Control Today Site Wide Content Feed

  • Later stages of composting were characterized by increased lignin degradation coupled with shifts in microbial communities to more Gram-positive taxa such as Actinobacteria.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Saito A, Sato T, Kanai R, Fujii T, et al. (2004) Distribution and phylogenetic analysis of family 19 chitinases in Actinobacteria.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Actinobacteria are the primary mediators in plant litter decay in the forest floor.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • A majority of the 503 OTUs were found in the phyla Firmicutes, Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes, and Actinobacteria.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Garden samples contained greater amounts of 18: 1ω5c and 19: 0 10Me, which correspond to Gram-negative bacteria and Actinobacteria, respectively.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Actinobacteria from Siberia that DNA analysis has put at between 400,000 and 600,000 years old.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • There are three main phyla found in the gut: Firmicutes, Bacteriodetes, and Actinobacteria.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.