What is the difference between Actinomycetes and Streptomyces?

The difference between actinomycetes and streptomyces

is that “actinomycetes” is any of various filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria, of the order Actinomycetales, that resemble fungi. Some actinomycetes are pathogens and some are sources of antibiotics and “streptomyces” is any of several bacteria, of the genus Streptomyces, found in soil, several of which produce antibiotics.

actinomycetes

streptomyces

Noun

  • Any of various filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria, of the order Actinomycetales, that resemble fungi. Some actinomycetes are pathogens and some are sources of antibiotics.

Synonyms

  • (bacteria of the order Actinomycetes): actinobacterium

Hyponyms

  • (bacteria of the order Actinomycetes): Streptomyces (genus)

Noun

  • Any of several bacteria, of the genus Streptomyces, found in soil, several of which produce antibiotics.