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

Actinoplanes abujensis
Actinoplanes atraurantiacus
Actinoplanes auranticolor
Actinoplanes bogorensis
Actinoplanes brasiliensis
Actinoplanes campanulatus
Actinoplanes capillaceus
Actinoplanes cibodasensis
Actinoplanes consettensis
Actinoplanes couchii
Actinoplanes cyaneus
Actinoplanes deccanensis
Actinoplanes derwentensis
Actinoplanes digitatis
Actinoplanes durhamensis
Actinoplanes ferrugineus
Actinoplanes friuliensis
Actinoplanes globisporus
Actinoplanes humidus
Actinoplanes ianthinogenes
Actinoplanes italicus
Actinoplanes lichenis
Actinoplanes liguriensis
Actinoplanes lobatus
Actinoplanes luteus
Actinoplanes lutulentus
Actinoplanes missouriensis
Actinoplanes nipponensis
Actinoplanes otamycinicus
Actinoplanes palleronii
Actinoplanes philippinensis
Actinoplanes ramoplaninifer
Actinoplanes rectilineatus
Actinoplanes regularis
Actinoplanes rhizophilus
Actinoplanes rishiriensis
Actinoplanes sediminis
Actinoplanes siamensis
Actinoplanes sichuanensis
Actinoplanes subglobosus
Actinoplanes teichomyceticus
Actinoplanes tereljensis
Actinoplanes toevensis
Actinoplanes tropicalis
Actinoplanes utahensis
Actinoplanes xinjiangensis

Actinoplanes is a genus in the family Micromonosporaceae.[1] They have aerial mycelia and spherical, motile spores. Actinoplanes species produce the pharmaceutically important compounds valienamine (a precursor to the antidiabetic drug acarbose[2] and the antibiotic validamycin), teicoplanin, and ramoplanin.


  1. ^ Euzéby, J. P. "Genus Actinoplanes". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  2. ^ Laube, Heiner (March 2002). "Acarbose An Update of Its Therapeutic Use in Diabetes Treatment". Clinical Drug Investigation. 22 (3): 141–156. doi:10.2165/00044011-200222030-00001.