Actinomycetaceae is a family of mold-like bacteria in the order Actinomycetales that are nonmotile, filamentous, branching, Gram-positive, and mostly anaerobic forms. They are widely distributed in soils and bottom sediments of rivers and lakes. Many strains produce antibiotics (actinomycin) and many are pathogenic.
Actinomycetoma, a chronic, granulomatous infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by the fungus-like Actinomycetes bacteria
Classification: Biota > Bacteria (Kingdom) > Actinobacteria (Phylum) > Actinobacteria (Class) > Actinomycetales (Order) > Actinomycineae (Suborder) > Actinomycetaceae (Family)
- Robert Alan Lewis. CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences