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Which of the following statements concerning high GC Gram-positive bacteria (Actinobacteria) is...

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Which of the following statements concerning high GC Gram-positive bacteria (Actinobacteria) is false?

Select one:

a) they develop an elaborately branched system of filaments.

b) they include several medically important bacteria.

c) some species reproduce by forming chains of spores at the tips of filaments.

d) one species that is a human pathogens arose three million years ago in East Africa.

e) they have a higher proportion of adenine- thymine than guanine-cytosine base pairs.

Gram-Positive Bacteria:

There are diverse species of bacteria that fall under the grouping of Gram-positive bacteria. They are named streptococci, pneumonia, staphylococci, and many others. These bacteria are classified as gram-positive bacteria on the basis of gram staining.

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Actinobacteria reside under the grouping of Gram-positive bacteria. They possess high GC(guanine-cytosine) content and low adenine thymine content in...

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Explore the definition and characteristics of members of the actinobacteria phylum and learn about mycobacteria, streptomyces, and other types of actinobacteria.


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