Micromonospora spp. (red colonies).
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Micromonosporaceae
Genus: Micromonospora
Ørskov 1923
Type species
Micromonospora chalcea (Foulerton 1905) Ørskov 1923

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Micromonospora is a genus of bacteria of the family Micromonosporaceae. They are gram-positive, spore-forming, generally aerobic, and form a branched mycelium; they occur as saprotrophic forms in soil and water. Various species are sources of aminoglycoside antibiotics, which spellings often ends with -micin, unlike most other aminoglycoside names that end with -mycin to highlight the very different species from which they originate (e.g. neomycin and streptomycin, produced by Streptomyces spp.).



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