Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Communication and Their Control
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2023) | Viewed by 15302
Interests: bacterial communication; signaling molecules; quorum-sensing; signaling and metabolic switches; proteomic and metabolomic; quorum-quenching; antivirulence; biocontrol
Interests: plant bacteria interactions; bacterial communication; quorum-sensing; quorum-quenching; biocontrol; regulation of gene expression; molecular biology; proteomic
The ability of a bacterium to colonize and adapt to an ecological niche is highly dependent on its capacity to perceive and analyze its environment, in addition to its ability to interact with its hosts and congeners. Membrane sensors such as two-component systems are powerful tools that fulfill these functions. Bacteria use also cell-to-cell communication systems based on both the synthesis and perception of signaling molecules to synchronize their social behavior. These quorum-sensing systems control diverse functions and require the concerted actions of numerous cells in order to be productive, such as antibiotic synthesis, motility, symbiosis, biofilm maturation, sporulation, and virulence.
This Special Issue welcomes researchers who wish to contribute to the publication of research articles, reviews, and opinions addressing the molecular mechanisms of bacterial communication and/or their control, leading to mechanistic or applied progress.
Prof. Dr. Xavier Latour
Dr. Corinne Barbey
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- microbial communication
- host-microbes interactions and dialog
- signaling molecules
- histidine kinase sensors
- social behavior