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Actinomycete Spores

  1. Romano Locci

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0004237



How to Cite

Locci, R. 2006. Actinomycete Spores. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


Among bacteria, actinomycetes are a morphologically distinct group that forms multinucleated filaments instead of single cellular units. Within this quantitatively small realm however, the organisms are characterized by a wide range of morphological patterns of development, the variety of dispersal propagules (spores or conidia) produced and their genesis.


  • aleuriospore;
  • aplanospore;
  • arthrospore;
  • bagassosis;
  • endospore;
  • farmer's lung;
  • humidifier fever;
  • mushroom-worker's lung;
  • germination;
  • maturation;
  • planospore;
  • resistance;
  • taxonomy