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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Class: Actinobacteridae
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Actinoplanaceae
Genus: Actinoplanes
Couch, 1950

Actinoplanes is a genus in the family Actinoplanaceae.[1] They have aerial mycelia and spherical, motile spores. Actinoplanes species produce the pharmaceutically important compounds valienamine, teicoplanin, and ramoplanin.


  1. ^ Euzéby, J. P. "Genus Actinoplanes". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. Retrieved 19 October 2011.