Special Issue "Genetics and Physiology of Corynebacteria"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).
Interests: the studies of gene expression control and enzyme systems in laboratory strains of model bacterial species (Escherichia coli) and on construction and analysis of strains of industrial bacteria that are used in biotechnology-based syntheses of various compounds and environmental applications (e.g., Corynebacterium glutamicum, Rhodococcus erythropolis)
Interests: corynebacteria; host–pathogen interaction; nitrogen control; regulatory networks; secretome analyses; toxins
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Corynebacterium is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria that is classified as Actinobacteria and is phylogenetically related to mycobacteria, rhodococci, and nocardiae. This diverse group of rod-shaped or club-shaped (coryneform) microorganisms includes human, animal and plant pathogens, as well as saprophytes. The most notable human pathogen is Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which is the causative agent of diphtheria. Several species cause diseases in animals, most notably C. pseudotuberculosis, whereas other corynebacteria are opportunistic pathogens causing diseases in immunocompromised people. Numerous corynebacteria are innocuous commensals found in the mucosa and normal skin flora of humans and animals. A noteworthy positive side of corynebacteria is their broad range of biotechnological applications. C. glutamicum is considered a prominent workhorse in the biotechnology industry. This species, generally recognized as a safe bacterium, was initially used in the fermentative production of many amino acids. Currently, various C. glutamicum strains are efficient producers of fine chemicals, fuels, polymers, and pharmaceutical compounds. These strains are further improved by metabolic and genetic engineering. In addition to practical aspects, due to the application of advanced global techniques such as genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and fluxomics in its research, C. glutamicum has become one of the best-studied model bacteria.
This Special Issue of Microorganisms invites you to submit manuscripts concerning any aspect of the genetics and physiology of both pathogenic and biotechnologically relevant corynebacteria.
Dr. Miroslav Pátek
Prof. Dr. Andreas Burkovski
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- Corynebacterium diphtheria
- Corynebacterium glutamicum
- antibiotic resistance
- mycolic acids