Streptomyces aureofaciens

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Streptomyces aureofaciens
Scientific classification
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Actinobacteria
Order: Actinomycetales
Family: Streptomycetaceae
Genus: Streptomyces
Species: S. aureofaciens
Binomial name
Streptomyces aureofaciens
Duggar, 1948 emend. Groth et al., 2003

Streptomyces aureofaciens is a species of Streptomyces, and the source of many tetracycline antibiotics.[1] The organism was first isolated at Sanborn Field on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri, US; the site became a National Historic Landmark. Movement is by using enzymes of all kinds. Reproduction uses vegetative growth. It is harmful and helpful to humans because it is cared in infections and are used in antibiotics. It is in the Kingdom of en-bacteria and gets photosynthesis. It is also in the shape of a rod.


  1. ^ DARKEN MA, BERENSON H, SHIRK RJ, SJOLANDER NO (January 1960). "Production of Tetracycline by Streptomyces aureofaciens in Synthetic Media". Appl Microbiol. 8 (1): 46–51. PMC 1057549Freely accessible. PMID 13814119. 

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