Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2002
Publication Date: April 1, 2002
Citation: LABEDA, D.P. THE FAMILY ACTINOSYNNEMATACEAE LABEDA AND KROPPENSTEDT. IN THE PROKARYOTES: AN EVOLVING ELECTRONIC RESOURCE FOR THE MICROBIOLOGICAL COMMUNITY. 3RD ED, RELEASE 3.9. DWORKIN, M. ET AL. EDITORS. NEW YORK, NY: SPRINGER-vERLAG. 2002. AVAILABLE FROM: HTTP://LINK.SPRINGER-NY.COM/LINK/SERVICE/BOOKS/10125/. Technical Abstract: The physiology, systematics and ecology of the genera that currently compose the actinobacterial family Actinosynnemataceae is presented. The phylogenetic position of the taxa within this family, including Actinokineospora, Actinosynnema, Lechevalieria, Lentzea, and Saccharothrix, relative to the other genera that make up the suborder Pseudonocardineae is discussed. Methods for isolation, preservation, and characterization are detailed. Biotechnological potential of strains of the genera and species contained within the family is illustrated through a listing of patented products and processes for members to date.