Physiology and Regulation

Edited by
April 2022
160 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3924-9 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-3923-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Myxobacteria: Physiology and Regulation that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Medicine & Pharmacology

Myxobacteria are fascinating and important prokaryotes. They have large genomes and exhibit a wide range of interesting behaviors, including multicellular fruiting body formation, social interaction, predation, and secondary metabolite production. Substantial progress is being made in understanding their ecological roles and the evolutionary forces that have shaped their phenotypes and behaviors. Novel species of myxobacteria are regularly described, often producing unusual metabolites and enzymes which can be of significant biotechnological interest. Molecular studies, ranging in subject from individual enzymes to entire ‘omes, continue to provide rich insights into myxobacterial biology. This collected volume brings together five research articles and three reviews, to provide a snapshot of current myxobacterial research in all its diversity.

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carotenoids; comparative genomics; development; fruiting body formation; one-component systems; quorum signalling; two-component systems; myxobacteria; Myxococcales; germination; bacterial cell wall; sporulation; germination; morphology; photoreceptor; photosensitizer; photoregulation; singlet oxygen; plasmalogens; CarF; vitamin B12; CarH; ECF-sigma; CarD-CdnL; microbial food web; trophic interactions; predator–prey interactions; mesopredator; social bacteria; nematodes; experimental community; behavior; myxobacteria; Myxococcus sp.; Corallococcus sp.; Melittangium sp.; Archangium sp.; biosynthetic gene clusters; Myxococcus xanthus; phase contrast microscopy; fluorescence microscopy; aggregation; rippling; deep learning; generative adversarial network; pretator-prey coevolution; antagonism; mucoidy; predatory bacteria; bacterial predation; prey diversity; negative frequency dependence; experimental evolution; MyxoEE-6; comparative genomics; functional genomics; genome evolution; genome organisation; pan-genome; proteomics; taxonomy; transcriptomics; n/a