Myxobacteria: Physiology and Regulation 2.0

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology and Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 August 2023) | Viewed by 82

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Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Ceredigion SY23 3DD, UK
Interests: myxobacteria
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the continuation of our 2021 Special Issue “Myxobacteria: Physiology and Regulation”.

Myxobacteria are fascinating prokaryotes. Their genomes are exceptionally large, endowing them with a wide range of interesting behaviors, including (but certainly not limited to) multicellular fruiting body formation, gliding motility, social interactions, predation, and secondary metabolite production. Their ecological importance in major ecosystems is becoming established, and we are beginning to understand the evolutionary forces that have shaped their current phenotypes and behaviors. Novel species of myxobacteria are steadily being discovered, often producing unusual metabolites and enzymes. There is also significant biotechnological interest in these organisms for a huge range of potential applications. Molecular studies, ranging in subject from individual enzymes to entire ‘omes, continue to provide rich insights into myxobacterial biology.

This Special Issue seeks to bring together a snapshot of current myxobacterial research in all its diversity. It welcomes both original research articles as well as reviews and, when completed, will be a primer for researchers who are not familiar with the myxobacteria and a resource for those already in the field. The remit of this Special Issue is therefore deliberately broad and includes any aspect of myxobacterial biology. We invite authors to submit their original research or review articles to this Special Issue.

Dr. David Whitworth
Guest Editor

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  • ecology
  • evolution
  • fruiting body formation
  • genetics
  • metabolism
  • motility
  • omes
  • predation
  • secondary metabolites
  • signaling
  • sporulation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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