Special Issue "Bacterial–Fungal Interactions"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: bacterial–fungal interactions; oxalate–carbonate pathway; soil functioning; bacterial survival; antibiotic resistance; biocontrol; biomineralization
Interests: yeast virulence; antifungal resistance; yeast population dynamic; in vivo model; diagnostic
Interests: bacterial-fungal interactions; geomycology; soil functioning; biogeochemical cycles; metal-microbes interactions; biomineralization; plant growth promoting microbes
The study of bacterial–fungal interactions is arising as a new frontier in microbial ecology research. Biological systems in which bacteria and fungi co-exist and interact possess intricate emerging properties that cannot be replicated by either microbial group alone. This is the case not only of natural ecosystems, but also of animal and plant pathosystems in which bacterial–fungal interactions can play a significant role in health and disease. Understanding the rules and mechanisms that explain the development and the maintenance of these complex associations might hold the key for the development of novel therapeutic approaches as well as for the sustainable exploitation of agro-ecosystems. Advancement on this topic requires interdisciplinary research and the development of a suite of novel approaches to investigate interactions at the cellular level on microbial systems and how these interactions impact the functioning of the whole system.
Prof. Dr. Pilar Junier
Prof. Dr. Alix Coste
Dr. Saskia Bindschedler
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