Biosynthesis of Metabolites from Microorganisms, or Microorganism-Host Interaction? (Volume II)

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2024 | Viewed by 183

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State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: biosynthesis; biological activity; microbial metabolites; microbe–host reaction
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School of Life and Health, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China
Interests: pathogenic fungi; microorganism-host interaction; secondary metabolites; pathogenesis
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Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography UM 110, Aix-Marseille University, Toulon University, CNRS, IRD, Marseille, France
Interests: marine phytoplankton; marine microbial ecology; marine microzooplankton
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Dear Colleagues,

Microbial metabolites are compounds that microorganisms use to complete their own life activities. They include primary metabolites such as amino acids, lipids, and organic acids, and secondary metabolites such as antibiotics. Different microorganisms produce different metabolites, resulting in diverse structures of metabolites that are widely used in medicine and industry. The biosynthesis of metabolites also provides new ideas and breakthroughs for research in the life sciences.

For this Special Issue, research on the regulation mechanism of metabolite biosynthesis and analyses of the metabolite biosynthesis process are welcome for submission. Moreover, submissions of research on the biological activity of metabolites are also welcome.

Dr. Fengli Zhang
Prof. Dr. Zhiqiang Liu
Prof. Dr. Michel Denis
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  • biosynthesis
  • biological activity
  • biosynthesis regulation
  • microbial metabolites
  • microbe–host reaction

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