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Special Issue "Marine Myxobacteria: Sea Secrets from the Slime"

A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jim La Clair

Xenobe Research Institute, P.O. Box 3052, San Diego, CA, USA
Phone: 858-401-3083
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Rolf Müller

Department of Microbial Natural Products (MINS), Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Inhoffenstraße 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany
Website | E-Mail
Interests: Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Genetics; Biochemistry; Cancer Research; Analytical Chemistry; Bioengineering; Catalysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues:

Myxobacteria are one of the most robust producers of secondary metabolites. This special issue reports on the state-of-the-art in the discovery, evaluation and translation of myxobacterial metabolites. The issue will focus on topics related to: whole genome metabolite mining in myxobacteria; natural product biosynthesis in myxobacteria; elucidation of myxobacterial natural product scaffolds; elaboration and establishment of discrete modes of action; understanding of myxobacterial metabolite communication in nature; and, the role in which they play in ongoing and future clinical and commercial applications.

Dr. Jim La Clair
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • myxobacteria
  • polyketides
  • terpenes
  • peptides
  • alkaloids
  • natural products
  • secondary metabolites
  • drug discovery
  • modes of action
  • pharmaceuticals
  • agricultural agents
  • clinical trials

Published Papers

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